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SpaceX to attempt Falcon 9 platform landing on Friday

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On Friday, the Dragon CRS-5 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. If the launch is successful, the unmanned Dragon spacecraft will carry supplies and experiments to the ISS, but that part is almost routine. Show More Summary

NASA's Orion launch a success: "There's your new spacecraft, America!"

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Dec. 5, 2014 -- A Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit. Liftoff was at 7:05 a.m. EST.Show More Summary

Orion blasts into space

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA reentered the field of manned spaceflight as it launched the first Orion crew capsule into space today at 7:05 am EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy booster on a four and a half hour flight. Show More Summary

Orion Launches on Test Flight

NASA’s Orion spacecraft blasted off on its maiden voyage from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this morning at 7:05 a.m. EST (12:05 UTC).

Watch NASA's Orion Shoot Through Space on Successful Test Flight

This morning, after a few hiccups yesterday, NASA sent its Orion spacecraft into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The test flight will see Orion orbiting Earth twice and landing off the coast of Baja, California four hours after taking off. Read more...

RAF Stenigot in Stenigot, England

A Royal Air Force Radar Station in operation between 1938-1955, RAF Stenigot was a vital piece of a communications network that prevented both German attacks during World War II and Russian airstrikes in the years following, but toady the disused dishes simply rust away as enormous relics of wars gone by. Show More Summary

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

On an uncharacteristically overcast day in Southern California last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. It wasn't a stealth jet or drone, it wasn't a satellite or radar station, it wasn't even a cyber weapon. Show More Summary

NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad, hoisted onto rocket ahead of its first spaceflight

NASA's new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours of Nov. 12. Orion will travel almost 60,000 miles into space Thursday, Dec. Show More Summary

Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA Kennedy, “First step on journey to Mars”

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule is seen in silhouette, set against the pad lights at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37B on Wednesday, Nov. 12. (collectSPACE) The first space-bound Orion capsule has arrived at a NASA Kennedy Space Center launch pad. Read the rest

Louisville Will Wear Coast Guard-Themed Uniforms for Armed Forces Classic

The Louisville Cardinals will be paying tribute to the United States Coast Guard during the 2014 Armed Forces Classic. Facing Minnesota at the U.S.C.G. Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico on Friday night, Louisville will be donned in Coast Guard-themed jerseys. Show More Summary

In Gratitude of a Father's Service to His Country

I likely won't get through this without crying, but Veterans Day was never about celebration anyway, so I'm okay with that. Every Veterans Day, I've know exactly whom I wanted to honor. Stationed behind enemy lines as an Air Force aircraft...Show More Summary

NASA's Orion prepares for liftoff

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's Orion spacecraft was designed to eventually carry astronauts into deep space. After years of development, it will soon be rolled out to a launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its first unmanned test flight, scheduled for early December. CBS Space Contributor Bill Harwood joins CBSN with more.

U.S. AIRMAN DIES IN JAPAN TYPHOON

One of the three U.S. airmen washed away to sea today from their station post at Kadena Air Base in Japan has died. The U.S. Air Force said the airman was pulled from the sea by the Japanese coast guard and pronounced dead at a local hospital. The incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Sunday as […]

BREAKING: Bombing Raids by RAF to Begin Immediately

BREAKING The Parliament of the United Kingdom has voted to commence military strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq today, by 524 votes to 43 votes. The Royal Air Force's six Tornado fighter-bomber aircraft presently stationed in Cyrpus will now be armed in preparation to commence strikes this evening. Show More Summary

SpaceX's CRS-4 mission blasts off for space station

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has launched its fourth commercial mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The CRS-4 Dragon spacecraft lifted off atop a Falcon 9 booster early Sunday morning from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 1:52 am EDT. Show More Summary

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral early Sunday morning

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off its seaside...

Watch SpaceX's Early Morning Dragon Spacecraft Launch to the ISS

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a 24-hour delay due to rain, NASA and SpaceX finally launched the Dragon spacecraft at 1:52 am ET at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on its three-day journey to the International Space Station. Now, you can watch the 15-minute spectacle thanks to NASA. Read more...

Being 'Openly Secular' Is the First Step To Eliminating the Stigma

It took the threat of a lawsuit before the Air Force agreed on Wednesday to allow an airman to omit the phrase "So help me God" as part of a required oath. They claimed the airman, stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, was ineligible...Show More Summary

Air Force Officials Finally Come to Their Senses and Allow Atheists to Omit “So Help Me God” from Oath

When a service member stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada decided to re-enlist last month, his contract included the words "So help me God." He decided to cross the phrase out, which should be perfectly acceptable, but the Air Force said he had to include it or get out. Show More Summary

Atheist Excluded from Air Force for Refusing to Say ‘So Help me God’

An atheist airman stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied reenlistment for refusing to sign an oath with the words “so help me God," provoking protest from a legal advocacy group that represents atheists in religious freedom cases.

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