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Two in one shot


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches two communications satellites into orbit at 10:50 p.m. from Cape Canaveral on 1 March 2015 in this time exposure taken from the beach just south of Sebastian Inlet State Park under bright moonlight. 11 more words

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Mercury Control Center


It is hard to believe but it has been over 50 years since John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in a tiny Mercury capsule. 144 more words

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DSCOVR departs Earth


The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) finally lifts off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at sunset on 11 February 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 8 more words

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Space Challenger (a parody of Space Oddity by David Bowie) (FAWM song)

(music begins)

Ground control to Ron McNair
Ground control to Ron McNair
Get your space helmet, they’re all waiting for you

Ground control to Ron McNair… 289 more words

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No Joy For DSCOVR


The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) still sits on the ground at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after high winds aloft scrubbed today’s launch attempt. This is the second delay after a faulty range radar called off the first launch attempt on Sunday. 32 more words

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Heavy lifting for Atlas


Had the rare opportunity to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy’s new communication satellite from a viewing site at Kennedy Space Center adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 18 more words

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Blockhouse in the rain


An old blockhouse that once used to protect a rocket launch control team at Cape Canaveral as seen through the windshield on a rainy day.

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