720 XTF Search Results (expand=subject;f1-subject=Launch Vehicle);f1-subject%3DLaunch%20Vehicle Results for your query: expand=subject;f1-subject=Launch Vehicle Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Balloon-borne experiment. The balloon and GRIS payload head up to a float altitude of approximately 40 km. At float, the 39-million cubic foot balloon will expand to about the size of a football field. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Space Shuttle. As humanity's first reusable spacecraft,NASA's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981. Starting with Columbia and continuing with Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis, the shuttle has carried people into orbit repeatedly, and launched, recovered and repaired satellites. The final space shuttle mission, STS-135, ended July 21, 2011 when Atlantis rolled to a stop at its home port, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A sixth shuttle, Enterprise, was used for testing, but never flew in space. Two shuttles failed and crashed in flight, but the remaining four shuttles are on display at public viewing sites around the country. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Apollo 7 Launch. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade. This challenge guided the work of NASA and accelerated technology development through 17 Apollo Missions that took place between the years of 1967 and 1972. The President’s goal was achieved on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Module's ladder and onto the Moon's surface. This image shows the launch of Apollo 7 in 1968, the first Apollo mission to carry a crew into space. Tue, 01 Oct 1968 12:00:00 GMT Aerobee Rocket. The Aerobee was a small, unguided sub-orbital sounding rocket, which is a rocket that carries research instruments. The Aerobees were used for high atmospheric and cosmic radiation research in the United States in the 1950s. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT V-2 Rocket. A V-2 rocket is hoisted into a static test facility at White Sands, New Mexico. The German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II and continued rocket testing under the direction of the U. S. Army, launching more than sixty V-2s. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT V-2 Experiments. As the Army set to work with V-2 rockets at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, scientific users were invited to fill the space of the 2000-pound warhead with instruments. E.O. Hulburt at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Optics Division jumped at the chance. Between 1946 and 1951, the NRL undertook 80 experiments using V-2 rockets that provided new and valuable information about the nature of Earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The first launch, on October 10, 1946, delivered the first recorded solar spectrum of the Sun from above Earth's atmosphere. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT XQC Sounding Rocket experiment:. The sounding rocket took 15 minute flights to 240 km altitude and would land by parachute. This is the first test of the microcalorimeter in space. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Compton Gamma Ray Observatory being released from the Shuttle. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory was launched into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in April 1991. The photograph was taken by a member of the shuttle crew through a window on the Atlantis shuttle as the astronauts use the shuttle arm to release the observatory into orbit. The earth is visible in the background. Mon, 01 Apr 1991 12:00:00 GMT Wernher von Braun. A pioneer of America's space program, Dr. von Braun stands by the five F-1 engines of the Saturn V Dynamic Test Vehicle on display at the U.S. Space And Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, circa 1969. Dr. von Braun served as the first director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and was the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Uhuru Rocket. Awaiting launch from the San Marco Platform in Kenya, Uhuru was the first satellite specifically for the purpose of X-ray astronomy. It was also known as the X-ray Explorer Satellite SAS-A, for Small Astronomy Satellite A, being first of the three-spacecraft SAS series. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT