NASA’s latest mission to the red planet, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) lifted off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral air force station on top of an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 18.
A minotaur rocket with payloads for the Department of Defense and universities successfully blasted into orbit November 19, with Connecticut residents treated to a spectacular view of its ascent to orbit.
Noah Blumenthal is a self-proclaimed data geek who discovered his passion — “evidence-based decision making” — after attending a meeting of his local Board of Education in Sea Cliff, N.Y. following the Newtown shootings.
Astronaut Rick Mastracchio showed off a Geocaching Travelbug given to him by Waterbury elementary school students from the Cupola on the International Space Station. Mastracchio arrived at the station November 7, just six hours after his launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
NASA Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio arrived at the International Space Station this morning, just six hours after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.