NASA Social / Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch / by clint hanaway

On the launchpad pre-rollout

On the launchpad pre-rollout

I was recently chosen to be given credentials to tour the restricted facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and attend the Dec. 6 launch of the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Needless to say I was ecstatic.

Needless to say I was ecstatic.

The devotion to technological innovation is nothing short of awe inspiring. We're preparing to Journey To Mars- it's sooner then you may think.

CST-100 Starliner crew capsule is a spacecraft design under construction by Boeing, and it's not planning on hanging out in this hanger much longer.

CST-100 Starliner crew capsule is a spacecraft design under construction by Boeing, and it's not planning on hanging out in this hanger much longer.