Tag Archives: Launch

Not a failure! Just another step forward

This is a newly released photo from the latest attempt of SpaceX to land a missile into a sea platform! The attempt was a failure but this is only the beginning! And for the best video out there have a look at this vine

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We Are the Explorers

This is one of the videos that after you seen it you don’t want to write a paragraph or even couple of sentences about it. You just want to say Fuck Yeah! Yes, we are the explorers!

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The Last Launch

No, its not made with Photoshop! Its the last launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and you can find multiple photos like this one on the book “Last Launch” by Dan Winters. You can find the book here

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Boeing: 38 Stories of Power

World’s biggest rocket. How would you feel about going to Mars? Or maybe an asteroid? Take a ride on the new SLS built by Boeing and ignite your human spirit

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The challenge of reentry

“Re-entry is the make or break moment for spacecraft. It’s the time when satellites burn up and astronauts hold on for the ride of their lives. A new ESA spacecraft, called IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, will be launched into space in November 2014 in a bid to feed precious new data to engineers as they try to master the difficult transition between space and planet Earth. In this episode of Space, IXV programme manager Giorgio Tumino shows us around the spacecraft, while rarely-seen archive footage brings the heat, drama and danger of re-entry to life”

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Orion: Trial By Fire

NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava to put its critical systems to the test

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ATV-5 last preparations

This timelapse video shows ATV Georges Lemaître during preparation in the Final Assembly Building and integration on its Ariane 5 launcher before transfer to the launchpad

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SpaceX SES-8 Launch

First of all I have to say that the music fits perfectly the video… and I want to be on the next launch flight control room! And now a few things about the video: “On December 3, 2013 SpaceX successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, with the Falcon 9 rocket delivering the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km orbit. Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives”

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Riding the Booster

As I’ve told in one of my old blog posts, I really missed the space shuttle era! With every new STS mission I was watching numerous YouTube videos about the mission objectives, the engineering and scientific challenges and of course… the launch! Probably the most exciting part of the story that triggers all of your individual senses. I’ve never watched in person any of the launches and since the space shuttle program ended the only way to enjoy those are from videos on the net. And this post here gets one of my favourite videos. A hint… watch the miles per hour. It tops at 2.963mph just before the release of the secondary boosters! Amazing ride!

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