Aerojet at 70: Humble Beginnings, Heady Future

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Seventy years ago this week, the aerospace company, Aerojet, was founded. Based out of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) the fledgling firm was started by Dr. Theodore von Kármán and five of his colleagues. The company’s formative years actually revolved around aircraft, albeit with a rocketry “twist.” Some seven […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Then & Now’ Tour

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Bill Blakeney knows a thing-or-two about the history of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a “communicator” with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – he has to. Blakeney is one of the tour guides that work to inform the 1.2 million guests that visit the […]

AmericaSpace Launch Viewing Guide for Atlas V

An Atlas V rocket launches NASA's MSL rover “Curiosity”- bound for Mars. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

When it comes to actually viewing rockets thunder off to orbit – few places can match Florida’s Space Coast. Miles of beautiful, scenic beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and on those days […]

What Does it Take to Send MUOS-1 to Orbit?

The U.S. Navy is hoping that all will go according to plan and at 5:46 p.m. EST these MUOS-1 satellite will be sent to orbit to begin its mission. What are some of the things that has to happen before the "big day" arrives"? Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

So you got a […]

U. S. Navy Poised to Launch Giant “Cell Phone Tower” Into Space

The U.S. Navy/Lockheed Martin built MUOS-1 spacecraft which is 22 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide and 6 ft. deep with body mounted traditional satellite dishes in the middle, the insulation wrapped and folded 46 ft. dia. mesh antenna on top with the similarly configured nearly 18 ft. dia. mesh on the bottom. Photo […]

AmericaSpace Launch Viewing Guide

An Atlas 5 rocket launches NASA's JUNO spacecraft to Jupiter, as viewed from Playalinda Beach. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

An Atlas 5 rocket launches NASA's JUNO spacecraft to Jupiter, as viewed from Playalinda Beach. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

When it comes to actually viewing rockets thunder off to orbit – few places can match Florida’s Space Coast. Miles of beautiful, scenic beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and […]

ULA’s Delta Mariner Strikes Bridge – Causing Partial Collapse

The Delta Mariner, used by United Launch Alliance to transport rocket parts, has struck a bridge in Kentucky causing a section of the bridge to collapse. Photo Credit: Vandenberg.af.mil

The United Launch Alliance’s Delta Mariner has struck the Eggner Ferry Bridge located at U.S. Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 80 over the Tennessee […]