Columbia had hardly blasted off
before spectators began driving toward its touchdown spot.
China's Long March-3B rocket, carrying the Beidou-M3 and Beidou-M4 satellites, has blasted off
from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Michael Collins blasted off
on July 16, 1969, atop the powerful, gigantic Saturn V rocket built in Canoga Park, the world waited anxiously for news.
All shuttle engines are ground-tested before they are used in a launching, and NSTL has been conducting such tests since 1975, six years before the shuttle first blasted off
The NASA "Spirit" rover's robotic arm performed flawlessly when it deployed from its rover mount and positioned instruments for their first measurements on Mars partly because engineers tested its design with COSMOSWorks(TM) finite element analysis (FEA) software before the rocket blasted off
for the red planet.
Summary: Europe's first Vega rocket has blasted off
, with nine scientific satellites on board.
THE fastest ever space probe blasted off
from Florida yesterday after a two-day delay.
And a CD-ROM with 600,000 signatures was aboard the Cassini spacecraft when it recently blasted off
for Saturn, Lendroth said.
Summary: A Soyuz capsule has blasted off
, carrying the first relief crew to the ISS to in months following a rocket failure in August.
The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, reconfigured with a new payload section, blasted off
at 8:39 p.
The rocket blasted off
from the Russian-leased Baikonur space launch site.
The first shuttle launch was Columbia which blasted off
on April 12, 1981.
He also became the first person to fly six times on space shuttles and the first to ride in all five shuttles when Columbia blasted off
THE Shuttle blasted off
yesterday to take a replacement crew to the international space station - a week late and amid a security scare.
Russia's celebrated mission to Mars failed early today shortly after the rocket blasted off
into space, military space forces said.