June 8, 2012We were fortunate enough to see the launch of the experimental vehicle DC-X on 09/11/1993. This picture was taken the day before when we were allowed to get up close and personal. It was like a "Buck Rogers" movie to watch the rocket raise 30 feet into the air, hover, and translate sideways, and then gracefully descend. It's a shame that the project never reached completion.
They are Watching the Skies for You!
Our researchers, worldwide, do absolutely critical work.
Asteroid 2012DA14 was a close one.
It missed us. But there are more out there.