Space shuttle Discovery lifted off at 4:53 p.m. EST Thursday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with Commander Steve Lindsey leading the STS-133 crew to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and Robonaut 2 to the space station. Watch the amazing power of these engines!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NASA's Glory spacecraft is to launch Feb 23. atop an Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft carries instruments to measure aerosols in Earth's atmosphere and research their effects on the planet's climate. The spacecraft also will provide researchers with detailed information about the sun's interaction with the atmosphere.