A 10,000-acre wildfire that began just off a Californian Air Force base continues to spread. And it’s heading closer and closer to the base’s rocket launchpads.
Look up—but make sure you do it quickly. The world’s fastest rocket, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V, is launching into space this afternoon, and you can watch it happen at 2:30pm EDT.
A secret satellite was launched into space today. We don’t know just what it’s doing in space. But! We can see in these pictures exactly how it got there: aboard an incredibly fast rocket.
What goes into preparing a spacecraft for a cargo run to the space station? Take a peek behind the scenes with this gallery of photos from preparing the Cygnus spacecraft for its first cargo run since the last attempt ended in explosion last year.
Special atmospheric conditions created amazing views for today’s United Launch Alliance launch as an Atlas V rocket carrying MUOS-4, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral at 6:18 a.m. EDT, just before sunrise.
The Cygnus spacecraft is back in rotation for cargo runs to the International Space Station for the first time since the previous spacecraft was destroyed during the Antares rocket explosion in October 2014. The cargo craft will launch on an Atlas V rocket in December, resuming flights while the Antares rocket…
The United Launch Alliance successfully tossed a new Global Positioning System satellite into position Friday night. The satellite is the seventh of twelve planned launches of interim satellites to refresh aging spacecraft and improve functionality of the GPS network.
On Thursday, the Atlas V rocket successfully carried a new spy satellite into the orbit. The rocket continues a string of nearly 600 successful launches since the roll-out the Atlas program. The payload is a new satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.
The Mars Science Laboratory — also known as MSL, or Curiosity — is the most sophisticated Martian vehicle that NASA has ever built. And it's set to launch for the Red Planet tomorrow.