Friday, October 28, 2005
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
Thursday, October 20, 2005
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.