July 17, 2019

21.01.11: Earth Observations set for Glory.

Yesterday, NASA gave a sneak peek look at its latest tool in its arsenal in the quest for the understanding of global climate change. Glory arrived at Vandenberg Air force Base last week and is set for a pre-dawn launch atop a Taurus XL 3110 four-stage rocket on February 23rd.

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The Ares X-1 Test Launch!

The “rubber hits the road” tomorrow for NASA’s next generation of spacecraft with the first test launch of the Ares X-1 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 AM EDT from launch pad 39B. The shuttle Atlantis is also currently sitting at launch pad 39A for launch on November 16th to the International Space Station (ISS). Tomorrow’s Ares X-1 will be an unmanned launch and perform a short duration ballistic flight to test key systems over a 30 minute mission. Viewers along Florida’s Space Coast should get a good show, weather willing.

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