ESC Empowers Part 2: It's Electric—Lightning Protection at Launch Complex 39B

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – In this second installment of our series detailing the efforts of the men and women of the Engineering Services Contract, or ESC, we will detail the efforts conducted to renovate and safeguard the historic Launch Complex-39B (LC-39B) for future use. […]

Launch Viewing Guide: Atlas-V Rocket To Launch X-37B Space Plane Tuesday Afternoon

Launch of the USAF secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on its second flight, OTV-2, March 5, 2011. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / www.AWaltersPhoto.com

Launch of the USAF secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on its second flight, OTV-2, March 5, 2011. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / www.AWaltersPhoto.com

After being postponed for over a month, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is ready to launch a secretive space plane for the USAF on its third mission this coming Tuesday, […]

Atlantis Photo Feature Part One: Alan Walters

AmericaSpace was very fortunate to have numerous photographers covering the departure of Atlantis from the Kennedy Space Center to the adjacent Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. As such, we have decided to post a feature a day, one exclusive to each photographer selected. Today’s images are from our senior photographer, Alan Walters. Photo […]

Astronaut Guardian Angels Perform Flawless Air Show Rescue Demos

Pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing, based out of Patrick Air Force, perform a search-and-rescue demo at this weekend's Cocoa Beach Air Show. Known as PJ's, they were the primary rescue force serving as “guardians of the astronauts” for 50 years, providing contingency response for a variety of emergencies that could potentially come up during a shuttle launch or landing. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / www.AWaltersPhoto.com

Pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing, based out of Patrick Air Force, perform a search-and-rescue demo at this weekend’s Cocoa Beach Air Show. Known as PJ’s, they were the primary rescue force serving as “guardians of the astronauts” for 50 years, providing contingency response for a variety of emergencies that could potentially come […]

Cocoa Beach Air Show Returns to Florida's Space Coast

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Kicking off with the a demonstration of the capabilities of the V-22 Osprey, the 2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show shook off the dreary weather surrounding Florida’s Space Coast and began at 12 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 22. The show displayed a wide range of fixed and […]

PHOTO FEATURE: Endeavour Takes To The Skies On Historic Cross-Country Journey

Space shuttle Endeavour, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes to the skies on her final flight. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Endeavour, riding atop NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes to the skies on her final flight. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After two days of weather delays, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour finally took to the skies Wednesday morning, beginning a historic final flight for both the […]

Curiosity’s Martian Descent, 7 Minutes Of U. S. Space Excellence

This graphic highlights what is known as the “seven minutes of terror” – the period where Curiosity is on its own as it goes through the most dangerous part of its mission. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment

Nearly 154 million mi. from Earth, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity is poised to meld […]

Clues To Life On Mars Beckon America’s Curiosity Rover

AmericaSpace and The Mars Society are starting their coverage of the arrival of the Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” with this article detailing the rover’s suite of scientific instruments. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment

Like a scientific commando lowered from a rocket powered hovercraft into a dangerous landing zone 154 million mi. from Earth, […]

Mysterious NROL-15 Launched On Secret Delta IV Heavy

The 235 ft. tall 840 ton Delta IV Heavy carrying the top secret 21 ton National Reconnaissance Office NROL-15 spacecraft roars off Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral on nearly 2.4 million lbs. thrust from its three uprated oxygen/hydrogen RS-68A engines. The U. S. Air Force and NRO especially upgraded these three […]

Launch Viewing Guide: Delta-IV Heavy To Launch Classified NROL-15 Payload Friday Morning

United Launch Alliance poster for the NROL-15 launch has a black leopard circling a Delta IV Heavy: Image Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is less than 48 hours away from attempting to launch their sixth rocket this year, one which will carry a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance […]