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NASA Artemis-1 Moon Rocket Launch 🔴 Live

By |2022-08-29T10:04:52-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for [...]

NASA Artemis-1 Moon Rocket Launch 🚫 [SCRUBBED AUG 29 ATTEMPT]

By |2022-08-29T09:42:22-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for [...]

Soviet Buran vs. US Space Shuttle

By |2020-10-27T09:00:23-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The US Space Shuttle was an iconic spacecraft and a workhorse for the US space program, but did you know that the Soviet Union also built their own Space Shuttle type spacecraft known as the Buran. Russia and the Soviet Union planned an entire fleet of Buran class orbiters that would fly attached to their [...]

What were the sparks under the Space Shuttle before launch?

By |2020-10-06T10:55:33-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before a Space Shuttle liftoff, showers of sparks are seen flying around under the Space Shuttle's three main RS-25 engines (SSME's). What are those sparklers for and do they ignite the engines?The sparks are emitted by pyrotechnic devices called technically Radial Outward Firing Igniters (ROFIs) and colloquially "sparklers".#TwoMinuteTuesday #olhzn2MT #SpaceShuttleConnect with me here ➡ https://solo.to/olhznMEMBERS [...]

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