Hello world, I have not written to you in while. Using the summer olympics and vacation as an excuse I unplugged, and subsequently recharged my own batteries.
And now I’m back.
Okay, not really space but as close as I may ever get to it.
I had the opportunity to visit the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to see the Antares rocket which is set to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.
Did you know?
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility was established by NASA in 1945 as a center for aeronautic research.
- The rocket gets its name from the Antares star, a red supergiant star in the Milky Way Galaxy and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.
- Antares is being developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation, as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program to coordinate the delivery of crew and cargo to the International Space Station by private companies.