NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
The barrel-shaped Cygnus spacecraft, nestled atop a white Atlas V rocket, soared into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:11 am (1511 GMT).
The Orbital ATK robotic Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. An unmanned Atlas rocket provided Tuesday's lift, just as it did for Glenn's space journey 55 years ago.
The mission will deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
Roscosmos is set to launch new crew members, Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischeron, on April 20 to the Space Station.
After the astronauts unpack the Cygnus, they will reload it with trash that will burn up along with the spacecraft upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles
Foreign journalists visiting North Korea gather in Pyongyang for what is rumored to be "a big and important event ". His government has lobbied to change the constitution to allow Japan to strike overseas targets.
However, given that the Cygnus spacecraft and its cargo was only 15,928 pounds (7,225 kilograms) going to low-Earth orbit, the vehicle was more than up to the task.
Known as Saffire-III, the experiment is the third in a series aimed at igniting a large-scale fire in microgravity.
For the first time, cameras will provide live 360-degree video of a rocket heading toward space. "This is the first time that this has ever been attempted and. we will review today's 360º setup and endeavor to bring this new perspective of a rocket launch to everyone in the future".
There will be lots of ways to watch the launch, but if you have a virtual reality headset, you can look around the launch pad as if you were standing on it.
The Cygnus cargo ship is the seventh of 10 planned missions through 2018 under Orbital's space station resupply contract with NASA, worth up to $3.1 billion.
"The S.S. John Glenn is dedicated to his legacy as a lifelong pioneer of human spaceflight who paved the way for America's space program".
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It shows, she continued, "that [May] is, once again, putting the interests of her party ahead of those of the country". A resounding win would bolster her mandate in upcoming talks with the European Union over the country's exit.
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Speaking to Omnisport, Djorkaeff said: "You know, this decision belongs to the player but it's all about what you are offered". He scored 25 goals in his first season and increased that to 30 last time .
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Millions of people died during the Holocaust, with gas chambers being one of the primary ways the Nazis killed the victims. His gaffe came on the first day of Passover, which marks the liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery.
United Nations mission in Haiti to close by October
She added that she was sexually abused for next three years by more than 50 peacekeepers and a commandant offered 75 cents to her. The sexual abuse was just as alarming - involving, in fact, more than 150 allegations.
Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27
The site has been used to dump Colombo's garbage for the past few years as authorities sought to give the capital a facelift. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. "We heard a massive sound".
Marcos Alonso says Chelsea 'have seven finals left' to clinch the title
In the second half we managed the game and scored another goal , then the free kick from Marcos Alonso. "We've been saying it since the beginning of the season: it's one game at a time", he said.
Is Tesla Developing A Pickup Truck?
Tesla's First Quarter 2017 Financial Results Q&A Conference Call will take place on May 3rd at 2:30pm PT (9:30pm GMT). TheStreet upgraded shares of Tesla from a "d+" rating to a "c-" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th.
Clippers-Jazz playoff series is matchup of different styles
However, they both possess the ability to explode to the rim; finishing off alley-oops or pick and roll plays with relative ease. Gobert was diagnosed with a sprained left knee, underoging x-rays which were negative, before leaving the arena for an MRI.
8-year-old suspected in toddler's home day care death
An 8-year-old girl is suspected in the death of a toddler at an in-home day care center in Muskegon, Michigan, Friday. The boy, 1, was found unresponsive in his crib and had been left unsupervised for a period of time, police said.
Black Hawk helicopter heavily damaged in crash on Maryland golf course
Authorities say a military helicopter has crashed near the Breton Bay subdivision in Leonardtown, Maryland. The chopper was conducting a training mission when it went down, MDW officials said.
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