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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch: EchoStar 23 Satellite | View 7
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the EchoStar...

*SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch: EchoStar 23 Satellite | View 7* A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the EchoStar 23 communications satellite early March 16, 2017 on the rare mission that did not attempt a recovery of the rocket’s first stage. The heavy mass of the satellite, estimated to be about 5,500 kilograms, kept SpaceX from reserving any first stage propellant for a landing attempt. The Falcon ...

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Happy New Year from NASA's Orion Program!
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than...

*Happy New Year from NASA's Orion Program!* NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch: EchoStar 23 Satellite | View 3
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the EchoStar...

*SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch: EchoStar 23 Satellite | View 3* A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the EchoStar 23 communications satellite early March 16, 2017 on the rare mission that did not attempt a recovery of the rocket’s first stage. The heavy mass of the satellite, estimated to be about 5,500 kilograms, kept SpaceX from reserving any first stage propellant for a landing attempt. The Falcon ...

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The sci-fi film Flight to Mars arrived in theaters on this day in 1951.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Hardware Put to the Test
Goal: Launching NASA Astronauts from U.S. Soil
SpaceX’s ...

*SpaceX Crew Dragon Hardware Put to the Test* *Goal: Launching NASA Astronauts from U.S. Soil* SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, to undergo testing in the In-Space Propulsion Facility—the world’s only facility capable of testing full-scale upper-stage launch vehicles and rocket engines under simulated high-altitude conditions. The chamber will allow SpaceX an...

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