January 2014

NASA to Launch Next-Generation Relay Satellite Today: Watch It Live

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and a fleet of orbiting research observatories. The 3.8-ton spacecraft is scheduled to lift [...]

December 2013

SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

December 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit -- nearly 50,000 [...]

November 2013

‘Picture-Perfect’ Mars Probe Launch Has NASA Over the Moon

November 19th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists and NASA officials are euphoric today (Nov. 18) after the smooth launch of the space agency's next Mars probe, which is now streaking toward a date with the Red Planet in September 2014. The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft [...]