Watch the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch since a catastrophic launch pad explosion at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 first stage was successfully recovered after landing on a floating platform in the Pacific.
An Ariane 5 rocket has blasted off from a tropical launch pad in French Guiana on nearly 3 million pounds of thrust, hoisting two U.S.-built communications satellites to orbit for commercial owners in Brazil and Japan.
Astronomy Now speaks with Matt Taylor, Rosetta project scientist, at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, about the plan to crash land the spacecraft on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Watch a Falcon 9 rocket lift off from Cape Canaveral on December 8, 2010, at 10:43 a.m. EST (1543 GMT) on the COTS (Commercial Orbital Transportation Services) Demo Flight 1. It was the first test flight of the Dragon cargo ship.