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Next Launch MAVEN on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
scheduled for:
18 Nov 13 18:28:00 GMT
18 Nov 13 13:28:00 EST

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PHOTO FEATURE: Shuttle Atlantis Continues Retirement Transition

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward Reaction Control System, or RCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward reaction control system, or FRCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis continues to progress smoothly through transition and retirement processing at Kennedy Space Center.  The orbiter, [...]

Hawks and Falcons: Covering the SpaceX COTS-2 Launch with the 920th Rescue Wing

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter - call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter – call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

If you have ever watched a rocket or space shuttle [...]

PHOTO / VIDEO FEATURE: Endeavour Powered Up, Orbiter Readies For Final Power Down Of The STS Program

The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

Just 3 weeks after space shuttle Discovery left Florida for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, sister orbiter Endeavour is readying for one final power up this week – an event which, when the plug is [...]

VIDEO FEATURE: Various Views Of Discovery's Final Departure From KSC

Discovery’s takeoff from KSC, as viewed from the midpoint on the east side of the runway.  Video Credit: Matthew Travis / ARESinstitute.org

Presented here are several clips of space shuttle Discovery’s final departure from Kennedy Space Center this past Tuesday, along with videos of Discovery readying for the ferry flight.  The orbiter took to [...]

Sun N' Fun Takes Over Skies Above Central Florida This Week

Flying backseat in a T-6 Texan warbird with pilot Bill Doty earlier this week, previewing the 38th annual Sun N' Fun International Fly-In and Expo. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Aerospace Florida

Flying backseat in a T-6 Texan warbird with pilot Bill Doty earlier this week, previewing the 38th annual Sun N' Fun International Fly-In and Expo. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Aerospace Florida

The 38th annual Sun N’ Fun International Fly-In and Expo takes over the skies above central Florida this week, kicking off the [...]