The first four rocket designs used to launch man into space (L-R): Vostok (USSR 1961), Mercury-Redstone (US 1961), Mercury-Atlas (US 1962), Gemini-Titan (US 1965)
Soyuz on the pad - Plesetsk. Credit: Dmitry Chistoprudov
Evolucion de cabinas de transbordadores espaciales.
[Spaceflight] Rocket pictures (image heavy)
Saturn V illustration by Stephen Biesty (the 14- by 40-inch centerfold from his 1997 book Incredible Everything)
The loudest thing humans have invented. The sound alone would kill you within 700 feet. I've been checking on craig's list for a used one.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket beat the weather and launched a top secret payload into space for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-37) on Saturday. Launch from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral was on schedule at the start of the window that opened at 1:51pm Eastern (17:51 UTC).
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