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meet space launch now the best resource for keeping up to date on all of your favorite spaceflight missions from around the world. features: notifications for upcoming launches. history of spaceflight back to the shuttle era. details on commonly used launch vehicles. search and filters for finding specific launches. day/night theme. android wear watch face with countdown. launch trackingtrack launches from all the major launch providers like spacex, ula, and orbital/atk as well as international launches from nasa, roscosmos, jaxa and esa. science missions follow along with resupply missions to the international space station, commercial ellite launches from providers like iridium and science missions like exomars. vehicle informationget to know all the vehicles that take us to orbit suc






blastoff! spacex launches from historic launch pad 39a


the spacex-10 cargo mission to the international space station launched from launch complex 39a (lc-39a) on february 19, 2017. it was the private spaceflight company’s first launch from the complex in cape canaveral, florida that launched apollo and space shuttle missions.   read the full story on space.com






commercial group endorses use of space launch system


the commercial spaceflight federation (csf) says it supports the continued development and use of nasa’s space launch system, a move that may help placate space policy tensions in the new administration.






nasa urged to be cautious about flying crew on first space launch rocket


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an animation of a space launch system rocket launch by nasa. an artist rendering of nasa's space launch system launching into the clouds. nasa is studying the costs and risks of flying astronauts in an orion capsule launching atop the first flight of the space launch system rocket.(photo: nasa) 12 connect 2 linkedinemailmorecape canaveral — nasa needs a “compelling” reason for risking astronauts’ lives on the first launch of a new exploration rocket from kennedy space center, if a study determines such a mission is feasible, a panel of independent safety advisers said thursday at the space center.“we strongly advise that nasa carefully and cautiously weigh the value proposition for flying crew on em-1,” said patricia sanders, chair of nasa’s aerospace safety a






nasa urged to be cautious about flying crew on first space launch rocket


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an animation of a space launch system rocket launch by nasa. an artist rendering of nasa's space launch system launching into the clouds. nasa is studying the costs and risks of flying astronauts in an orion capsule launching atop the first flight of the space launch system rocket.(photo: nasa) 21 connect 2 linkedinemailmorecape canaveral — nasa needs a “compelling” reason for risking astronauts’ lives on the first launch of a new exploration rocket from kennedy space center, if a study determines such a mission is feasible, a panel of independent safety advisers said thursday at the space center.“we strongly advise that nasa carefully and cautiously weigh the value proposition for flying crew on em-1,” said patricia sanders, chair of nasa’s aerospace safety a






nasa urged to be cautious about flying crew on first space launch rocket


closeskip in skipxembedxshare an animation of a space launch system rocket launch by nasa. an artist rendering of nasa's space launch system launching into the clouds. nasa is studying the costs and risks of flying astronauts in an orion capsule launching atop the first flight of the space launch system rocket.(photo: nasa) 15 connect 2 linkedinemailmorecape canaveral — nasa needs a “compelling” reason for risking astronauts’ lives on the first launch of a new exploration rocket from kennedy space center, if a study determines such a mission is feasible, a panel of independent safety advisers said thursday at the space center.“we strongly advise that nasa carefully and cautiously weigh the value proposition for flying crew on em-1,” said patricia sanders, chair of nasa’s aerospace safety a






india to launch 104 satellites in single space mission


india is set to launch a record 104 satellites into space in a single mission on 15 february. although there is no direct space rivalry between china and india some analysts have compared it to the us-soviet "space race".






touchdown! spacex 1st stage lands after launch from apollo-era pad | video


the falcon 9 first stage landed on spacex’s landing zone 1 after launching the spacex-10 cargo spacecraft to the intenational space station. the rocket lifted off from launch complex 39a, the same launch pad used for apollo and space shuttle missions






watch live sunday: spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:38 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:38 a.m. est (1438 gmt). you can watch live here, courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make its 1st launch from historic apollo-era pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that attempt off to investigate an issue with the upper stage of its falcon 9 rocket. sunday's launch will mark spacex's first use of nasa's launch complex 39a at kennedy space center, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011. nasa also plans to host a post-launch news conference sunday at 12 p.m. est (1600 gmt), whi






watch live sunday: spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:38 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:39 a.m. est (1439 gmt). you can watch live here, courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make 2nd launch attempt from historic nasa pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that attempt off to investigate an issue with the upper stage of its falcon 9 rocket. sunday's launch will mark spacex's first use of nasa's launch complex 39a at kennedy space center, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011. nasa also plans to host a post-launch news conference sunday at 11:30 a.m. est (1530 gmt), wh






watch live sunday: spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:38 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:38 a.m. est (1438 gmt). you can watch live here, courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make 2nd launch attempt from historic nasa pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that attempt off to investigate an issue with the upper stage of its falcon 9 rocket. sunday's launch will mark spacex's first use of nasa's launch complex 39a at kennedy space center, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011. nasa also plans to host a post-launch news conference sunday at 11:30 a.m. est (1530 gmt), wh






good vibrations! nasa launch simulation tests megarocket experience


launch conditions are never easy so engineers at nasa's johnson space center in houston have already begun simulations of the first crewed launch of the orion spacecraft on the agency's new megarocket, the space launch system (sls). inside a jsc lab this month, nasa's human factor engineers combined the many aspects of an orion-sls launch for the first time. during the tests, subjects wore modified versions of the a nced crew escape suits future orion astronauts will wear, and in the latest seat design for the spacecraft in order to experience what a launch might be like. [orion: nasa's next spaceship in pictures] "this was the first time this key hardware was brought together to evaluate how launch vibrations may impact the astronaut's ability to view the displays and controls," nasa off






watch live now! spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:39 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:39 a.m. est (1439 gmt). nasa's live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt). you can watch live here, courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make 2nd launch attempt from historic nasa pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that attempt off to investigate an issue with the upper stage of its falcon 9 rocket. sunday's launch will mark spacex's first use of nasa's launch complex 39a at kennedy space center, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011. nasa also plans to host a post-la






watch live sunday: spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:38 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:39 a.m. est (1439 gmt). nasa's live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt). you can watch live here, courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make 2nd launch attempt from historic nasa pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that attempt off to investigate an issue with the upper stage of its falcon 9 rocket. sunday's launch will mark spacex's first use of nasa's launch complex 39a at kennedy space center, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011. nasa also plans to host a post-la






image of the day


spacex's falcon 9 rocket stands tall on pad 39a at the kennedy space center in florida. saturday's launch will be the first time spacex utilizes nasa's historic launch pad, where 11 apollo missions and 82 space shuttle flights blasted off.






spacex go for launching rocket from nasa's historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — spacex is all set to launch a rocket from nasa's historic moon pad.as the sun rose saturday over kennedy space center in florida, the unmanned falcon rocket stood at launch complex 39a, ready to soar. liftoff is scheduled for 10:01 a.m.spacex is sending up a load of space station supplies from the exact spot where americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago. the pad was last used in 2011 for nasa's final space shuttle flight.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion sept. 1. the accident during prelaunch testing heavily damaged that pad. spacex turned to launch complex 39a — which it leases from nasa — to resume flights. the company hopes to launch astronauts from 39a next year.






watch live now! spacex dragon launching nasa cargo @ 9:39 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on sunday (feb. 19) at 9:39 a.m. est (1439 gmt). nasa's live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt). nasa tv and spacex are both offering launch webcasts. you can see them here. preview: spacex to make 2nd launch attempt from historic nasa pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions spacex is also hosting its own webcast for the launch on its youtube channel. as with all spacex launches, the company is offering a hosted webcastwith commentary from spacex officials, as well as a technical webcast with commentary from the launch control center.  here's the main spacex commentary feed: the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (fe






watch live now! spacex, nasa press conference on pad 39a launch


update for 12 pm et: nasa's post-launch briefing has concluded. you can see launch and landing recaps here until the next live event, dragon's arrival at the space station on wednesday, feb. 22.  capture and docking coverage begins wednesday at 4:30 a.m. est (0930 gmt). read the full story: spacex launches 1st private rocket from historic nasa pad — then sticks a landing | launch video | landing video | launch photos spacex also hosted its own webcast for the launch on its youtube channel. as with all spacex launches, the company is offering a hosted webcast with commentary from spacex officials, as well as a technical webcast with commentary from the launch control center.  here's the main spacex commentary feed: the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex call






watch spacex’s second attempt for its iss resupply mission live right here


sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. yesterday, spacex rescheduled the crs-10 mission. there was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket. at 9:39 am et (6:30 am pt), spacex is set to launch its falcon 9 rocket for good this time.the company just tweeted that weather conditions are 70 percent favorable with a few clouds. today’s falcon 9 is going to carry a dragon spacecraft that is set to dock into the international space station with 5,500 pounds of supplies.and you can watch the the launch live right here — spacex usually starts the live stream 20 minutes before the actual launch. the falcon 9 is set to take off from launch complex 39a (lc-39a) at nasa’s kennedy space center in florida.this is spacex’s tenth






india to launch 104 satellites in single space mission


india is set to launch a record 104 satellites into space in a single mission on 15 february. although there is no direct space rivalry between china and india some analysts have compared it to the us-soviet "space race".video produced by suniti singh and pratik jakhar; images courtesy of ap/afpbbc monitoring reports and analyses news from tv, radio, web and print media around the world. you can follow bbc monitoring on twitter and facebook.






watching spacex make history at pad 39a


cape canaveral, fla. — a storied nasa launchpad hosted a dazzling pyrotechnic display as a spacex falcon 9 rocket roared to life on sunday morning (feb. 19), sending nearly 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of cargo on a journey to the international space station.  the cargo, which included crew supplies, tools and science experiments, was packed inside a dragon cargo spacecraft attached to the top of the 210-foot rocket. falcon breathed fire and roared loudly as it quickly disappeared into low-hanging clouds after an on-time liftoff at 9:39 a.m. est (1439 gmt) from nasa's historic gateway to space: launch pad 39a.  while the flight was one for the history books for many reasons, the primary reason had to do with the launch itself: this was the first time that the kennedy space center (and pad






us air force prepping for historic minotaur iv rocket launch in july (photos)


the launch of the ors-5 space surveillance mission this summer will be the first liftoff from cape canaveral air force station's launch complex 46 since 1999.






watch spacex’s second attempt for its iss resupply mission live right here


update:success all around for today’s spacex mission!sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. yesterday, spacex rescheduled the crs-10 mission. there was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket. at 9:39 am et (6:30 am pt), spacex is set to launch its falcon 9 rocket for good this time.the company just tweeted that weather conditions are 70 percent favorable with a few clouds. today’s falcon 9 is going to carry a dragon spacecraft that is set to dock into the international space station with 5,500 pounds of supplies.and you can watch the the launch live right here — spacex usually starts the live stream 20 minutes before the actual launch. the falcon 9 is set to take off from launch complex 39a (lc-39a) at nasa’s ke






see a russian cargo ship launch & spacex dragon arrival tomorrow!


a robotic russian cargo ship will launch toward the international space station early wednesday (feb. 22), to be followed hours later by the arrival of an unpiloted spacex cargo ship at the same cosmic destination. and if you're an extreme night owl (or early bird), you can watch all the space action live online.  the russian progress 66 resupply ship will launch to the space station from baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 12:58 a.m. est (0558 gmt), beginning a two-day trip to the space station. then, at 6 a.m. est (1100 gmt) wednesday, spacex's 10th dragon cargo ship will arrive at the space station to complete a trip that began with a spectacular launch sunday (feb. 19). you can watch both space events live online, courtesy of nasa tv. the progress 66 cargo ship's launch webcast will






watch live @ 11:30 am et! spacex, nasa press conference on pad 39a launch


spacex successfully launched a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo toward the international space station, and will host a post-launch press conference with nasa today at 11:30 a.m. est (1630 gmt). watch it live below, courtesy of nasa tv. read the full story: spacex launches 1st private rocket from historic nasa pad — then sticks a landing | launch video | landing video | launch photos spacex also hosted its own webcast for the launch on its youtube channel. as with all spacex launches, the company is offering a hosted webcast with commentary from spacex officials, as well as a technical webcast with commentary from the launch control center.  here's the main spacex commentary feed: the liftoff was originally scheduled for saturday (feb. 18), but spacex called that a






in photos: nasa's historic launch pad 39a, from apollo to shuttle to spacex


launchpad 39a at nasa's kennedy space center in florida sent the first astronauts to the moon, supported dozens of space shuttle missions, and now serves as a commercial launch site. here are some of the most extraordinary photos from pad 39a.






last-second launch delay for spacex at historic moon pad


cape canaveral, fla. — last-minute rocket trouble forced spacex on saturday to delay its inaugural launch from nasa's historic moon pad.spacex halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. the problem with the second-stage thrust control actually cropped up several minutes earlier. with just a single second to get the falcon rocket airborne, flight controllers could not resolve the issue in time.the next launch attempt — provided everything can be fixed quickly — would be sunday morning.the unmanned falcon rocket remains at kennedy space center's launch complex 39a, waiting to soar on a space station delivery mission. it's the same pad where americans flew to the moon almost a half-century ago.thousands of guests had jammed the space center to witness the comeback of 39a, last used






watch live today! spacex launch webcast @ 8:30 am et, liftoff @ 10:01 am et


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on saturday at 10:01 a.m. est (1501 gmt). you can watch live here beginning at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv. preview: spacex to make its 1st launch from historic apollo-era pad today| video: historic launches from pad 39a  | launch pad 39a in photos | pad 39a's greatest space missions you can watch saturday's launch — which will mark spacex's first use of lc-39a, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011 — here as well. coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt), with liftoff scheduled for 10:01 a.m. est (1501 gmt). nasa also plans to host a post-launch news conference saturday at 12 p.m. est (1600 gmt), which space.com will air live, courtesy






nasa will consider adding crew to next-gen rocket's debut launch


cape canaveral, fla. — nasa will take about a month to assess how much extra time, money and risk would be added to the debut flight of the space launch system (sls) rocket if a two-member crew was aboard, officials said today.  the launch, called exploration mission 1 (em-1), is currently scheduled to be the first test flight of the sls booster, which will send an uncrewed orion capsule into deep space. under the existing plan, a crew would fly aboard the orion/sls system on the em-2 mission in 2021. the trump administration has asked nasa to look at either adding crewmembers to the em-1 flight or advancing the launch of em-2, bill gerstenmaier, nasa's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told reporters during a news conference today (feb. 24). [photos: nasa's spa






nasa will consider adding crew to next-gen rocket's debut launch


cape canaveral, fla. — nasa will take about a month to assess how much extra time, money and risk would be added to the debut flight of the space launch system (sls) rocket if a two-member crew was aboard, officials said today.  the launch, called exploration mission 1 (em-1), is currently scheduled to be the first test flight of the sls booster, which will send an uncrewed orion capsule into deep space. under the existing plan, a crew would fly aboard the orion/sls system on the em-2 mission in 2021. the trump administration has asked nasa to look at either adding crewmembers to the em-1 flight or advancing the launch of em-2, bill gerstenmaier, nasa's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told reporters during a news conference today (feb. 24). [photos: nasa's spa






touchdown! spacex 1st stage lands after launch from apollo-era pad


by steve spaleta | february 19, 2017 09:58am et the falcon 9 first stage landed on spacex’s landing zone 1 after launching the spacex-10 cargo spacecraft to the intenational space station. the rocket lifted off from launch complex 39a, the same launch pad used for apollo and space shuttle missions.   read the full story on space.com credit : spacex






us spy satellite launching today: watch it live


a united launch alliance (ula) atlas v rocket is scheduled to launch the nrol-79 satellite today from california's vandenberg air force base at 12:50 p.m. est. you can watch the launch live here at space.com, courtesy of ula.






spacex delays first flight from nasa shuttle launch pad


spacex on sunday bumped this week's planned launch of an echostar communications ellite until after a mid-february cargo run to the international space station for nasa, saying it needs more time to get its new launch pad ready. spacex, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur elon musk, is leasing the historic launch complex 39a from nasa to fly its falcon 9 and planned falcon heavy rockets. the pad was last used by nasa's space shuttles in 2011 and previously by the apollo program moon rockets. pad 39a is located at kennedy space center in florida, just north of what had been spacex's primary launch site at cape canaveral air force station. the cape canaveral pad was heavily damaged on sept 1 when a falcon 9 rocket burst into flames during a routine preflight test.  after the accid






tornado destroys first nasa space shuttle external tank to stand on launch pad


the first space shuttle external tank to stand on a launch pad was destroyed by a tornado that hit the new orleans facility where it was built 40 years ago.






watch live saturday! spacex launch webcast begins at 8:30 am et, liftoff @ 10:01


spacex will launch a falcon 9 rocket and dragon capsule filled with nasa cargo on saturday at 10:01 a.m. est (1501 gmt). you can watch live here beginning at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv. read our preview mission here: spacex launching nasa cargo from historic apollo pad saturday  | historic liftoffs from pad 39a - from apollo to spacex you can watch saturday's launch — which will mark spacex's first use of lc-39a, and the pad's first action since the final launch of the space shuttle program in july 2011 — here as well. coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. est (1330 gmt), with liftoff scheduled for 10:01 a.m. est (1501 gmt). nasa also plans to host a post-launch news conference saturday at 12 p.m. est (1600 gmt), which space.com will air live, courtesy of nasa tv. participants i






spacex targets feb. 18 for 1st launch from historic nasa pad


spacex is preparing to launch its 10th cargo resupply mission to the international space station, now set for feb. 18.






blastoff! spacex launches from historic launch pad 39a | video


the spacex-10 cargo mission to the international space station launched from launch complex 39a (lc-39a) on february 19, 2017.






spacex targets february 18 for dragon resupply mission to iss


spacex has a new date for its next launch – february 18, when it’s hoping to make its first launch from nasa’s kennedy space center at pad lc-39a. the first launch from the florida facility was originally set for january 29, and was set to be a mission to deliver a commercial echostar ellite into orbit, but that was pushed back to a target of the end of february when spacex decided to launch its crs-10 resupply mission with its dragon supply ship in mid-february, and now we have an exact window for that lc-39a inaugural flight.spacex’s crs-10 will send a dragon capsule with multiple tons of supplies and equipment to the international space station, including a new instrument specifically designed to monitor and study the ozone layer from the iss’ vantage point once it’s mounted to the outs






spacex targets february 18 for dragon resupply mission to iss


spacex has a new date for its next launch – february 18, when it’s hoping to make its first launch from nasa’s kennedy space center at pad lc-39a. the first launch from the florida facility was originally set for january 29, and was set to be a mission to deliver a commercial echostar ellite into orbit,  but that was pushed back to a target of the end of february when spacex decided to launch its crs-10 resupply mission with its dragon supply ship in mid-february, and now we have an exact window for that lc-39a inaugural flight.spacex’s crs-10 will send a dragon capsule with multiple tons of supplies and equipment to the international space station, including a new instrument specifically designed to monitor and study the ozone layer from the iss’ vantage point once it’s mounted to the out






spacex launches rocket from nasa's historic moon pad


nasa's historic moonshot pad is back in business.a spacex falcon rocket blasted off sunday morning from kennedy space center's launch complex 39a. it's carrying a load of supplies for the international space station.astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. the pad was last used for nasa's final shuttle mission nearly six years ago.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last summer. as an extra treat for spectators, spacex aims to land the booster rocket back at cape canaveral following liftoff. that recycling feat has been accomplished only twice before.spacex is leasing the pad from nasa for 20 years. the company hopes to launch u.s. astronauts from there next year.a launch attempt on saturday was scuttled.






spacex trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad


spacex is taking another shot at launching a rocket from nasa's historic moon pad.as dawn broke sunday over florida's kennedy space center, the unmanned falcon rocket stood at launch complex 39a, poised to deliver supplies to the international space station. liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m.this is the same pad where astronauts flew to the moon nearly a half-century ago, and hasn't been used since the shuttle program ended in 2011. spacex is leasing it from nasa and hopes to begin launching astronauts from there next year.saturday's launch attempt was foiled by last-minute rocket concerns. spacex chief elon musk personally called it off. he says he didn't want to risk anything going wrong.this is spacex's first launch from florida since a rocket explosion last september.






nasa's about to launch a 'three-eyed' raven into space


nasa's raven technology module is heading to space aboard spacex's falcon 9 rocket this weekend. once there, it will perch outside the international space station to track vehicles docking with the station.






numskull releases official psvr stand


where are you supposed to put a virtual reality (vr) headset when you aren't wearing it? some people might think it's okay just to leave their vr equipment lying around in their entertainment center, on their desk, or inside a drawer. numskull's stand for the playstation vr--which was given the not-at-all-cumbersome name of "official sony vr headset stand (ps4)"--wasn't made for those heathens and their disregard for proper storage options.numskull said the stand, with its "premium quality obsidian head" and "heavy chrome finish base," is officially licensed from sony. it stands between 38cm and 48cm tall; includes a cable to make sure everything's nice and neat; and is engraved with the psvr and numskull logos. the company said the stand also "matches playstation colour scheme," which in