Atlas 5 rocket runs through practice countdown before Mars rover launch – Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA’s Perseverance rover toward Mars next month aced a countdown rehearsal Monday at Cape Canaveral, helping ensure the United Launch Alliance-built rocket is ready for liftoff during the rover’s 23-day launch window…More about this article in link below… https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/atlas-5-rocket-runs-through-practice-countdown-before-mars-rover-launch/

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SpaceX testing Falcon 9 rocket…

Video of SpaceX’s 5.2m fairing—designed in-house by SpaceX—undergoing testing in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA Glenn Research Center — Plum Brook Station. SpaceX’s fairing is used to protect a satellite during launch. Separation occurs when the rocket is traveling over 5x faster than a speeding bullet, nearly 15x the speed of sound. The […]

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Watch “SpaceX & NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To Space | TIME” on YouTube

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are slated to be the first humans to leave earth from the United States since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. Earlier in the week, a first launch attempt was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. TIME’s coverage includes interviews with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, NASA Administrator Jim […]

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Exclusive: Strange Russian Spacecraft Shadowing U.S. Spy Satellite, General Says

A pair of Russian satellites are tailing a multibillion-dollar U.S. spy satellite hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface, a top U.S. military commander tells TIME, underscoring a growing threat to America’s dominance in space-based espionage and a potentially costly new chapter in Washington’s decades-long competition with Moscow. MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE IN LINK… https://time.com/5779315/russian-spacecraft-spy-satellite-space-force/

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