Sci-tech

John Glenn honoured with launch of space station supply ship

John Glenn honoured with launch of space station supply ship

"Today's successful launch reflects the remarkable efforts of our Orbital ATK team which has now delivered its fourth Cygnus to the space station in little over a year from two different launch locations", said Frank Culbertson, President of Orbital ATK's Space Systems Group. Given that Glenn flew on an Atlas rocket and Tuesday's rocket is an Atlas, "I feel like we're bridging history". He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery two weeks ago.

The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket-aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station-is scheduled for a 30-minute window beginning at 11:11 a.m. ET.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches from a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida to send the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft S.S. John Glenn on a NASA cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station on April 18, 2017. A new, larger greenhouse is flying up, along with equipment needed for a spacewalk next month.

For the first time, cameras provided live 360-degree video of a rocket heading toward space. Anyone using a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone had access to the 360-degree view, along with the ability to manipulate the video, altering the perspective to place themselves close to the rocket as it lifted off, launch commentator George Diller said.

NASA also has resupply mission contracts with SpaceX and with Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Mission Control beamed up the launch broadcast for the three astronauts at the space station, which is orbiting 250 miles (about 400 kilometers) high. The American, Russian and Frenchman will be joined Thursday by another American and Russian who will take off from Kazakhstan.

SpaceX and Boeing are developing new capsules that could fly USA astronauts to the space station as early as next year.

The redesigned booster successfully flew last October, but Orbital bought a third more powerful - and expensive - Atlas 5 to help NASA get additional supplies to the station faster than would otherwise be possible.

Diller's voice led the countdown to many space shuttle launches, including the final Atlantis launch in 2011, and the Hubble Space Telescope launch. "Missed the whole launch".

"The researchers are kind of scratching their heads at that", space station associate scientist Tara Ruttley said during a press conference on Monday.

"I couldn't do better if I'd been riding a rocket".


  • Migrants: record numbers rescued in the Med

    Private humanitarian organizations were involved in numerous rescue operations, while Italy's coast guard coordinated the rescues. Ms Smith said: 'We have never had to deal with so many people at the same time '.

    Spurs aiming to heap more pressure on Chelsea: Kane

    We don't want draws or to lose, anything to stop our momentum. "It's disappointing because we've been on a good run". We expended a lot energy fighting against Leicester, but against West Brom, against Chelsea, against the media.

    NASA Launches International Space Station Resupply Mission

    The "SS John Glenn" Cygnus resupply spacecraft was manufactured by NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK. Overall this is the 71st launch of an Atlas V and the 36th utilizing the 401 configuration.
  • Serena Williams pregnancy likely to boost sponsorship: Industry experts

    Also, as one of the fittest athletes in the world, even being two months pregnant would not have hindered her physical ability. Fans, nonetheless, congratulated Williams on her baby news, and lauded her capabilities as the "Greatest Player of All Time".

    NKorean official says will continue missile tests

    Pressed for what he'll do in the event of another missile launch by the North, Trump only said, "We'll find out". Both sides said they do not expect the talks in Tokyo this week to delve into sector-by-sector talks on trade.

    Monaco defeat Dortmund to advance to Champions League semis

    It was a frantic spell after Mbappe's opener, with Monaco's attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva and Dortmund's Nuri Sahin going close.
  • Oilers' McDavid on Game 4

    Kassian scored 42 seconds into the second when Sharks forward Joe Pavelski lost control of the puck at the Oilers blue line. Joe Thornton promised he'd be ready for Game 1 of this playoff series between his San Jose Sharks and the Edmonton Oilers.

    EPA Denies Plans to Close Chicago Office

    Previous year approximately 1,000 residents in the West Calumet Housing Complex were ordered to relocate, the report said . O'Grady said buyouts and early retirements won't achieve that goal, because the math makes it unrealistic.

    Nina Dobrev Isn't Afraid to Go Makeup Free on Social Media!

    Both the actors are handled by the same manager and nothing romantic is happening between them, reported Entertainment Tonight. There were even rumors of Perry being pregnant with "The Lord of the Rings" actor's child, which were eventually proven false.
  • Babri Masjid demolition: Indian SC restores conspiracy charges against BJP leaders

    However, senior party leader Kalyan Singh , who was the UP chief minister then, is protected since he is a governor. The agency failed, following which it had moved the second appeal in the Supreme Court in February 2011.

    OPEC, non-OPEC to meet on same day as group's May gathering

    This month, the market is beginning to digest the fact that OPEC may need to extend the cuts to have any effect at all on supply. In the year-to-date, Saudi crude exports to the USA are 10% higher than in 2016 and 25% higher than in December.

    Pakistan to submit new dossier on Jadhav to UN

    Muslims protest against Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Allahabad, on Friday. India has strongly objected to the sentencing, saying consular officials were denied access to Jadhav during his trial.