Rollout of the Soyuz-U Progress M THC-15M

April 18, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome the rollout of the space rocket (ILV) “Soyuz-U” to transport cargo vehicle (THC), “Progress M-15M.” 

Rollout of a space rocket “Soyuz-U” to transport cargo vehicle “Progress M -15M “is scheduled for April 20.

Antares Rocket – Pad Fit Checks

Antares Rocket

The first stage of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket stands in launch position during pathfinder operations at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Orbital’s Antares launch vehicle will be conducting missions for NASA under its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service Program and Cargo Resupply Services contract.

Image Credit: NASA/P.Black


How We Nearly Lost Discovery – Wayne Hale

Now that Discovery is safely delivered to the Smithsonian, I think I can tell the story of how we nearly lost her in July of 2005, and how well intentioned, highly motivated,  hard working, smart people can miss the most obvious.

It’s tough to know people who have died.  Many of us knew the […]