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  • Video: SpaceX shows ‘how not to land an orbital rocket booster’

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 14th, 2017

    SpaceX has landed a Falcon 9 first stage successfully 16 times since December 2015. Seven of those have been at Landing Zone-1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, while the rest have been on ocean-going platforms in either the Pacific or Atlantic. But that was after years of tests and multiple "rapid unscheduled disassembly" events – otherwise known as explosions.

  • SFI Video: Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-12 Dragon

    Jason RhianAugust 16th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets with the CRS-12 Dragon spacecraft on behalf of NASA at 12:31 p.m. EDT (16:31 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. SpaceFlight Insider captured the event live and, with the help of NASA, produced this stunning video of the important resupply flight.

  • NASA releases New Horizons flyover video

    NASAJuly 15th, 2017

    Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer spectacular new perspectives of the many unusual features that were discovered and which have reshaped our views of the Pluto system – from a vantage point even closer than the spacecraft itself.

  • ‘Lunar’ short film an ode to the Space Race

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2017

    Utilizing a mix of various photography and animation techniques, Austrian artist Christian Stangl created a short film called "Lunar", which tells the story of humanity’s first voyages to another world.

  • SFI Video: ULA Atlas V rocket launches ‘S.S. John Glenn’ Cygnus to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 19th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA, Orbital ATK, and NASA sent the OA-7 "S.S. John Glenn" Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 18. The mission got underway at the very opening of a 30-minute launch window at 11:11 a.m. EDT (15:11 GMT). SpaceFlight Insider captured the launch from numerous angles and produced the following video.

  • NASA Video: Saturn moon Enceladus has ingredients for life

    Derek RichardsonApril 13th, 2017

    Using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn and the Hubble Space Telescope around Earth, scientists have determined that the ringed planet's moon Enceladus, which has a global ocean under its icy surface, has a source of chemical energy – an ingredient for life.

  • SFI Launch Highlights: SBIRS GEO-3 on ULA Atlas V 401

    Jason RhianJanuary 23rd, 2017

    SpaceFlight Insider video highlights from the Jan. 20, 2017, flight of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. The payload for this mission was the U.S. Air Force's SBIRS GEO-3 satellite.

  • SFI Launch Highlights: Echostar XIX satellite on ULA Atlas V 431

    Jason RhianDecember 22nd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA sent an Atlas V 431 rocket into the skies above Florida on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2016. Carrying Echostar Corporation's Echostar XIX satellite, the rocket lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2:13 p.m. EST (19:13 GMT).

  • SFI Launch Highlights: NASA / NOAA’s GOES-R satellite on ULA Atlas V 541

    Jason RhianNovember 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA sent a powerful iteration of their Atlas V rockets into the early evening skies on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Carrying the GOES-R weather satellite, the launch vehicle lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral at 6:52 p.m. EST. Here is SFI's exclusive video from that flight.

  • SFI Video: Launch of Antares 230 with S.S. Alan Poindexter Cygnus spacecraft

    Jason RhianOctober 22nd, 2016

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — With mission managers pushing the flight to the very close of a five-minute long launch window, Orbital ATK and NASA launched an Antares 230 rocket from MARS' Pad 0A at 7;45 p.m. EDT (23:45 GMT) on Oct. 17, 2016. SFI captured the entire event on video.

  • Video: Time lapse of SLS test stand construction

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 29th, 2016

    With pieces of the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) now being built, the U.S. space agency will need to test them on special stands. Major construction of the first of these test stands was recently completed this month.

  • Video: SpaceX reveals its Interplanetary Transport System

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 27th, 2016

    SpaceX released a video about its new Interplanetary Transportation System. More details are being presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today (Sept. 27) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 GMT).

  • Video: Orbital ATK showcases its Cygnus-derived space habitat concept

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 26th, 2016

    After being one of six companies selected last month for NASA's second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2), Orbital ATK shed a little more light on its concept for creating a deep space habitat based on the Cygnus cargo spacecraft currently servicing the International Space Station.

  • Video: The first captive carry test of VSS Unity

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 23rd, 2016

    Virgin Galactic recently released a video discussing the path traveled in getting VSS Unity ready for flight testing. This video, titled "Elevating Unity – Episode 1: Captive Carry", showcases The Spaceship Company and Virgin Galactic preparing for and conducting the first captive carry test the vehicle.

  • SFI Video: To Bennu and back again – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx begins 7-year journey

    Jason RhianSeptember 11th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA successfully carried out the fourth flight of the "411" configuration of their Atlas V booster on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The oddly-arranged rocket lifted off at the very opening of a nearly two-hour long launch window at 7:05 p.m. EDT (23:05 GMT) with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.