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SpaceX releases onboard footage of emergency escape test

SpaceX has released on-board footage of its successful Crew Dragon Launch Abort System (LAS) test that took place at Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station earlier this month. The success of the company's innovative new design of LAS represents a vital stepping stone in the spacecraft's road to becoming human rated. Show More Summary

Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

An odd pair lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today as the Planetary Society's LightSail nanosatellite piggybacked a ride atop an Atlas V rocket alongside the US Air Force's secret X-37B spaceplane... Continue ReadingShow More Summary

Liftoff! LightSail Sails into Space aboard Atlas V Rocket

The first of The Planetary Society’s two LightSail spacecraft is now in space following a late morning launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

In Pictures: LightSail’s Rocket Rolls to the Launch Pad

Pictures of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft rollout to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41.

Another Deadly USMC Aviation Mishap

News reports indicate that a USMC MV-22 Osprey made a ‘hard landing” at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, shortly before noon (HST) on Sunday. “Hard”, as in “burned afterwards”. Local reports indicate there are 1 reported dead and several injured.  (A later report from a different source puts the number injured at 21). The aircraft […]

RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

Protecting UK skies and can't even play Quake III, bless 'em Update  We invite readers to spare a thought today for the operatives at the Royal Air Force's Remote Radar Head (RRH) Staxton Wold tentacle which, while forming a vital part...Show More Summary

Marines: 12 Taken to Hospital After Aircraft's Hard Landing

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Honolulu fire crews are responding to a report of an aircraft crash at Bellows Air Force Station.

NASA to fly material testing experiment on X-37B spaceplane

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

More details have been revealed about the X-37B spaceplane's upcoming OTV-4 mission. When it launches on May 20 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the (not entirely) secret X-37B will carry a NASA experiment called Materials...Show More Summary

In Pictures: LightSail, Meet X-37B

United Launch Alliance has released photos showing the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane being stacked on its Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX successfully completes Launch Abort System test

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

SpaceX has carried out a successful test of its Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The test, which took place at Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represents a major stop towards getting the spacecraft human rated under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. Show More Summary

SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying first communications satellite for Turkmenistan

last monthNews : The Raw Story

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan, a first for the Central Asian nation. After waiting almost an hour for cloudy skies to clear, the 22-story Falcon 9...

Storm Knocked KXAN Off the Air Saturday Night

Austin NBC affiliate KXAN went dark Saturday night after a storm knocked out the stations main and backup power. The station was forced to cancel its 10:00 pm. newscast after the station took a power hit. The signal went out while NBC...Show More Summary

Breathtaking Photos Of Fighter Jets Soaring Over Yosemite Park

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

F-35Cs of VFA-101 "Grim Reapers" traveled from their home at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Naval Air Station Lemoore in California to show off their new rides for the first time to West Coast strike fighter squadrons. These breathtaking shots, taken over Yosemite National Park, were snapped to remember the historic occasion: Read more...

Do You Love SPACE? Then You Have to Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Launch Live!

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After six successful missions to the International Space station (five being official resupply missions for NASA), the spacecrafts are set to liftoff from Florida from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for another one of their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS).

SpaceX rocket launches to International Space Station

The SpaceX rocket launched successfully from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, marking the first time a private company has sent a vessel to dock with the International… The post SpaceX rocket launches to International Space Station appeared first on

Spectacular Night Photos of the New Puma Helicopter 

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

These night photos of an AF Puma Mk2 helicopter being loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft, illuminated by runway lights, at Brize Norton, the largest station of the Royal Air Force, are simply too good to handle. Read more...

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission turns six years old today.

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission turns six years old today. The space telescope was launched the night of March 6, 2009 from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The $600-million dollar mission has since become one of the most prolific – and cost-effective – scientific missions in history. Read more...

SpaceX rocket lifts off with the world’s first all-electric satellites

The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, sending the world's first all-electric satellites on their way into orbit. The communications satellites, which were built by Boeing, are the first to use all-electric

SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off With World's First All-Electric Satellites

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 1 (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. Show More Summary

Air Force Successfully Launches Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket carrying the sixth Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellite at 8:29......

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