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REPORT FROM ROB VAN MACKELENBERGH – Part III

Today our traveling reporter Rob van Mackelenbergh sent us the pictures of the launch and landing of the CRS-11 Falcon-9 / Dragon. This SpaceX vehicle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on 3 June 2017 at 21:07 UTC. A special thanks to Rob van Mackelenbergh and the SpaceX and NASA for granting us access to report this event.

 

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REPORT FROM ROB VAN MACKELENBERGH – Part II

Today Rob sent us the pictures of the remote camera site at the SpaceX Falcon launchpad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. The camerabox with the orange roof is the camera of Rob van Mackelenbergh, our special traveling reporter of Space-Site.com. Next part will be hopefully the launch pictures, which is set for Saturday, June 3 at 5:07 p.m. (local time).

 

 

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Report from Rob van Mackelenbergh @ KSC / SpaceX Launch pad

Our special reporter Rob van Mackelenbergh is at the Kennedy Space Center to report the launch of the SpaceX Falcon-9. Here are the first pictures of the set up of the rocket on the launchpad.

 

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Successful SpaceX Launch & Landing of Falcon 9 + Dragon CRS-10 Mission to the ISS

At 9:39:00 am ET on February 19, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon spacecraft, lifted off from Launch Complex 39A to deliver nearly 5,500 lbs of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. This marked SpaceX’s first launch from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad, and the first launch from LC-39A since July 8, 2011 when Atlantis lifted off for the final flight of the Shuttle Program.

 

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SpaceX Postpones Launch of Tenth Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

The Feb. 18 launch attempt of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed due to a second stage thrust control issue. The rocket was scheduled to launch the company’s Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with almost 5,500 pounds of scientific research and other supplies. Details about a future launch attempt are being evaluated.

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.

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From ‘Magnetoshells’ to Growable Habitats, NASA Invests in Next Stage of Visionary Technology Development

NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.

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NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station Includes Habitat Prototype, Medical Research

Tucked in the trunk of the latest commercial cargo spacecraft to head for the International Space Station is an expandable structure that has the potential to revolutionize work and life on the space station.

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NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

Observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet — a rocky planet nearly two times as big as ours. The map reveals extreme temperature swings from one side of the planet to the other, and hints that a possible reason for this is the presence of lava flows.

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NASA’s ‘Spaceport of the Future’ Reaches Another Milestone

NASA has completed a major milestone on its journey to Mars and is ready to begin another phase of work on its spaceport of the future, where the next generation of astronauts will launch to Mars and other deep-space destinations.

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