Category: launch

January 9, 1990 – A bird takes flight as the Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

January 9, 2014: An Antares rocket launches from @nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (NASA)

Launch of a RAM B2 at @nasa’s Wallops launch facility in Virginia, 1963.

Apollo 7 launches from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1968. It’s the first human spaceflight of Project Apollo.

Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Canaveral, July 16, 1969.

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

Atlas ICBM launch, undated. Via San Diego Air & Space Museum.

December 7, 1972 – Apollo 17 streaks through the Florida sky, beginning a 12-day voyage to the Moon and back. (NASA)

Apollo 17 lights up the night at Cape Canaveral, December 7, 1972.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the Zarya Module, the first component of the International Space Station. (NASA)