News tagged with launch pad

First Vega rocket assembled on launch pad

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s new Vega rocket is now fully assembled on its launch pad. Final preparations are in full swing for the rocket’s inaugural flight from Europe’s Spaceport. The launch window ...

Jan 30, 2012
5 / 5 (3) 0

China lays out five-year space plans

China said Thursday cleaner fuel will power its next-generation rockets, which will launch heavy cargoes into space, bringing nearer plans to build a space station and put a man on the moon.

Dec 29, 2011
4.8 / 5 (16) 13

MAVEN mission primary structure complete

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has reached a new milestone. Lockheed Martin has completed building the primary structure of the MAVEN spacecraft at its Space Systems Company ...

Sep 26, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 0

Armstrong relives historic Moon landing

It's more than 40 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon, but his memories of the historic flight remain as undimmed as his passion for further exploration of space.

Aug 29, 2011
4.8 / 5 (6) 4