Masten’s Xodiac EDL vertical-takeoff/vertical-landing vehicle is launched into a blue sky at Mojave, California.
The External Tank 94 moves through Los Angeles on its way to new home at the California Science Center.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket topped by a Dragon spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral on the eighth mission to resupply the International Space Station. The mission was conducted under NASA’s commercial cargo contract.
Flames lick the bottom of the RS-68A engines on the Delta IV Heavy rocket during its ascent at Cape Canaveral. Shortly after liftoff, the center engine throttles back to just 55% of its full power, conserving fuel for use after its side boosters are spent and jettisoned. A different exhaust plume from the center engine illustrates the reduced thrust.
United Launch Alliance delivers the fifth and final satellite of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation to orbit on June 24, 2016. The launch took place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
A Proton launcher carrying the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission rolls out from the fueling station to Pad 200 on March 11 at Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
The first launch from Cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, took place April 28, 2016.
On March 19, 2016, A Soyuz FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station Expedition 47/48 crewmembers—NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexei Ovchinin—blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Test dummies are being strapped inside the Orion Ground Test Article for upcoming splashdown testing at Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin n Hampton, Virginia.
The Delta IV Heavy No. NROL37 rocket, launched by United Launch Alliance on June 11, 2016, as seen from approximately 300 ft. away.
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