Morpheus Flies Higher and Farther Than Ever

by Jason Major March 11, 2014

) NASA’s Project Morpheus nailed it again today with yet another successful free flight of their prototype lander, soaring higher, faster, and farther than ever before! Go Morpheus! Jason Major on Google+

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Heavy-Lift Rocket Launch Seen from Space

by Jason Major February 6, 2014

We all know what a big rocket launch looks like from the ground, but this is what it looks like from above the ground — 260 miles above the ground! The photo above was captured from the Space Station earlier today by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, and it shows the contrail from a heavy-lift Ariane […]

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Rocket Frog, Space Bat, and Now… a Launch Armadillo?

by Jason Major September 18, 2013

At 4:10 a.m. EDT this morning an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral carrying¬†the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) communications satellite into orbit. The early morning launch may have gone unwatched except by the most determined space fans (like this guy) but it definitely didn’t go unnoticed by one particular creature: […]

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Russian Rocket Fails During Launch, Explodes After Liftoff

by Jason Major July 2, 2013

At 2:38 UTC Tuesday morning (local time) a Russian Proton-M heavy lift rocket carrying three¬†GLONASS navigation/positioning satellites exploded shortly after lifting off from the pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The event was captured on a live Russian news feed, seen above. No word yet on whether there were any injuries or not according to, no […]

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First-Ever Video of an ATV Vehicle Into Orbit!

by Jason Major June 6, 2013

Yesterday, June 5, the European Space Agency launched their ATV-4 Albert Einstein cargo vessel from their spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 5:52 p.m. EDT (2152 GMT), and in addition to over 7 tons of supplies for the ISS a special payload was also included: the DLR-developed STEREX experiment, which has four cameras attached […]

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