A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 411 rocket launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 20 January 2018, at 00:48 UTC (19 Jan., 19:48 EST). SBIRS is designed to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities in four national security mission areas: missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. Credit: United Launch Alliance
Wow wow wow
Our Edithburgh launch is done & dusted and what an awesome morning it was.
A huge thank you to everyone that came... from the locals to the parkrunners that travelled from far & wide, we really appreciate your support!
To our volunteers we couldn’t have done it without you, we rocked it today and worked so well together.
We had walkers, runners, dogs and kids, it truly was a fantastic parkrun.
We are so overwhelmed and cannot wait to do it all again next Saturday!
If you want to come join us please come along each Saturday 7.45 for an 8am start just down from the Edithburgh Tidal Pool towards the golf course. See you there 👋
Zoe & Danielle
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Launching from Blue Origin's West Texas Launch Site, yesterday's test featured the latest version of the firm's reusable New Shepard rocket, its first flight in 14 months.
In October, Bezos said Blue Origin will take tourists into orbit 'within the next 18 months'. The company isn't yet taking reservations or publishing its ticket prices, with would-be riders forced to wait until the firm completes its tests.
In a video of the launch, the New Shepard rocket is captured firing into orbit, disconnecting from the capsule, and then landing vertically back on the launch pad.
Shortly after this, the 'Crew Capsule 2.0' pod is seen floating back to the ground under two enormous parachutes before landing in the Texas desert at around 1 mile per hour (1.6 kph), according to Blue Origin.
At the end of the video, the firm teased in big letters: 'Ready to fly?' In addition to the dummy, yesterday's 10-minute test flight carried 12 commercial, research and educational payloads within the crew capsule, Blue Origin said.
The capsule offers 530 cubic feet (15 cubic metres) of space - large enough for passengers to float freely and turn weightless somersaults.
The include reclining black seats with blue piping, and seats emblazoned with the Blue Origin feather logo. 'Today's flight of New Shepard was a tremendous success,' Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith said.