Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/09/30 12:00 CDT
It might not be the stuff of Broadway musicals, but the Sun and did "come out tomorrow" on Mars. Just eight weeks after dust from severe storms darkened the Martian skies and threatened their solar-powered lives, the Mars Exploration Rovers finished dusting off as much as possible and took off on their long-anticipated expeditions this month, with Spirit roving onto an old volcanic formation called Home Plate and Opportunity cruising into Victoria Crater.
Posted by Ken Kremer on 2007/09/27 09:37 CDT
At 7:34 a.m. EDT the Delta II Heavy roared off launch pad 17 B at Cape Canaveral with a brilliant flash of glowing orange light and billowing white smoke.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 12:05 CDT
Dawn launch: T minus 1 day: Up close at the Delta II launch pad
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/26 03:37 CDT
Dawn launch: One-on-one with Marc Rayman at Kennedy Space Center
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/25 08:08 CDT
This afternoon Alan Stern posted to unmannedspaceflight.com that New Horizons has successfully completed the trajectory correction maneuver that lines the spacecraft up for its July 14, 2015 encounter with Pluto.