Infographic: unmanned Voyager 1 and 2 probes visited the outer planets of the solar system and are approaching the edge of our solar system. After 35 years of space travel, the twin Voyager planetary probes are nearing the edge of Earth's solar system--they will become the first man-made objects to travel between the stars. Text and image credit: Karl Tate / Space.com
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket was unable to carry a top secret payload into space for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-37) on Thursday due to a violation of weather constraints. The next attempt is likely to take place on Saturday, with the launch taking place from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral.
Orion Exploration Flight Test Launch The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida. The Orion spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No one is aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before visited by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. I believe this means we're back in the hunt......