Tag: cape canaveral air force station

Scott PowersDecember 7, 2016

A Delta IV rocket blasted into the night sky over Cape Canaveral Wednesday night to carry an Air Force telecommunications rocket into space. The United Launch Alliance rocket blasted off without a hitch and on time, at 6:53 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ULA’s Patrick Moore declared the rocket’s launch and separation of […]

Scott PowersNovember 10, 2016

Cape Canaveral is getting back in the rocket-launching business next week with the blast-off of an Atlas V rocket carrying a new-generation weather satellite into space. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is set for launch Nov. 19 from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with a one-hour launch window opening at 5:42 p.m. […]

Scott PowersSeptember 27, 2016

SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled his career dream Tuesday of launching an entire, self-sustaining human civilization to Mars, and revealed his company is designing a huge rocket and spacecraft to do so. Musk, the PayPal billionaire who built the world’s most successful 21st century rocket company, began his 45-minute address to the International Astronautical Congress […]

Scott PowersSeptember 14, 2016

Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos announced this week his Blue Origin company is going to build the biggest rocket on Earth and call it the “New Glenn,” continuing his tradition of naming spacecraft after legendary NASA astronauts. The rocket will be taller than anything now in production, though smaller than NASA’s planned Space Launch System rocket; […]

Scott PowersJuly 18, 2016

Shortly after midnight Monday a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, lifting a spacecraft full of supplies, including a new spacecraft docking hatch for the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:45 a.m. with almost 5,000 pounds of cargo, including scientific supplies to […]


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