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Webb’s Testing is Complete. Now it Begins the Journey to the Launch Site.

Finally, it’s starting to get real for the James Webb Space Telescope. Engineers are now preparing the long-awaited landmark telescope…

3 months ago

James Webb’s Upper Stage is off to the Launch Site

The rocket that will carry the James Webb Space Telescope to space later this year is on its way to…

3 months ago

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2019

The most powerful space telescope ever built will have to wait on the ground for a few more months into…

4 years ago

Sunshield Layers Installed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as Mirror Cryo Cooling Testing Commences

The complex multilayered sunshield that will protect the delicate optics and state of the art infrared science instruments of NASA’s…

4 years ago

Rise of the Mega Rockets: Comparing Heavy Lift Launch Systems

A new generation of space rockets ready to lift new and exciting payloads spaceward is coming to a sky near…

7 years ago

A History of Launch Failures: “Not Because They are Easy, but Because They are Hard”

Over the 50-plus years since President John F. Kennedy’s Rice University speech, spaceflight has proven to be hard. It doesn't…

7 years ago

Rosetta on Final Approach to Historic Comet Rendezvous – Watch Live Here

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in early August 2014. This collage of navcam imagery from Rosetta…

7 years ago

Heavy-Lift Rocket Launch Seen from Space

We all know what a big rocket launch looks like from the ground, but this is what it looks like…

8 years ago

Flawless Maiden Launch for Europe’s New Vega Rocket

[/caption] Europe scored a major space success with today’s (Feb. 13) flawless maiden launch of the brand new Vega rocket…

10 years ago

New Plans for ESA’s Experimental Re-entry Vehicle

[/caption] ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract planning the launch of ESA’s new IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) on Europe’s…

10 years ago