Friday, October 28, 2005

Wilma Damages Pluto Probe

The New Horizons spacecraft was in a horizontal position in a hangar at Kennedy Space Center. The door to the hangar is a cloth rolling door and can withstand 145 mph winds. Apparently Wilma blew the door open causing slight damage to the Atlas 5 rocket. It should be ready for launch around January 11, 2006.CNN story here.

Monday, October 24, 2005

KSC closed due to WilMa

The cape is closed today due to Wilma. Here is the Space Ref news release.
NASA's Hurricane page for 2005 has more pictures from GOES here.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wilma heads toward KSC

Now we have to watch for Wilma to hit the Cape. HT NASA Watch here. I worry about the space program being cut from the budget because of Katrina and Rita. Now comes WIL-MA!

Last Titan Launch at VAFB

Yesterday was the last launch of the Titan rocket with a secret payload. This was the 368th launch of the Titan in the US and 200th from VAFB. Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 and Boeing's Delta 4 will replace the Titan. It's the end of an Era.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Pakistan Earthquake

Here is a picture from on the earthquake in Pakistan. I just wonder if OBL and his buddies got buried there?

Satellite Lost

Here is the picture on the site on the satellite launched from a Russian sub last week here.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

NASA workers could have damaged the foam on the tank

Workers could have caused the damage to the foam on the external shuttle tank. CNN story here.