Archive for the ‘Launches’ Category

I Knew Chris Hadfield Before He was an Internet Sensation

May 13th, 2013 by Nancy Comments Off

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returns home today from his 5-month stay on the International Space Station. But I knew him BEFORE he became such an internet sensation, with all his tweeting and videos and complete awesomeness during his Expedition 34/35. Although I had interviewed him several times before this picture was taken on February 24, […]

Catching Up

March 20th, 2010 by Nancy 2

I’ve received a few emails from people wondering why I haven’t written anything on my personal blog lately. And honestly, I was surprised to look and see the last post was a month ago. I usually use Saturday mornings for catching up with things I’ve been meaning to do — like post something on this […]

SDO Soars and Roars to Space!

February 12th, 2010 by Nancy 1

Two rocket launches in one week! It doesn’t get any better than this! The launch of the Atlas V rocket with the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb. 11 was incredible! (Have I used that word before here?!) Above is an animation of the images I took of the launch, and below is a video taken […]

Sunrise and SDO Rollout at Kennedy Space Center

February 9th, 2010 by Nancy Comments Off

It was a beautiful (and early!) morning at Kennedy Space Center. I arrived at the press site at about 6:30 a.m. to watch the rollout of the Atlas V rocket which will bring the Solar Dynamics Observatory to orbit. Launch is, hopefully, tomorrow (Wed. Feb. 10) but the weather — and specifically winds — are […]

Endeavour Lights Up the Night Sky

February 8th, 2010 by Nancy 2

The launch of space shuttle Endeavour early this morning was just absolutely amazing. I tried to express what the experience was like on my post on Universe Today, but quickly ran out of superlatives. People can tell you that a shuttle launch is going to be loud and that a night launch will be amazingly […]

Launch Night #2!

February 8th, 2010 by Nancy 1

It’s round 2 for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-130 mission since last night’s launch was scrubbed. It’s now 2 a.m. at the press site at Kennedy Space Center, and things are not hopping quite as much as round 1 — several journalists only allowed one day for the launch and there […]

Launch Night!

February 7th, 2010 by Nancy 2

UPDATE: You’ve likely heard, but the launch was scrubbed just 9 minutes before scheduled liftoff due to low clouds. But enjoy the pictures of my all-nighter in the KSC press area. But here’s what I posted from the KSC press room at about 2:00 a.m.: We’re at T- 2 hours and counting. The press corp […]

At a Quiet Kennedy Space Center

February 3rd, 2010 by Nancy 2

Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launchpad enshrouded by the Rotating Service Structure. Image: Nancy Atkinson It was a little eerie and not quite what I was expecting. Nobody was there. I went to the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday for my first visit as a member of the media. Driving there, I was in space-nerd […]

Go For Launch

January 27th, 2010 by Nancy 4

NASA announced today that everything is go for launch for space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-130 mission.  I’m go for launch, too, and can’t wait to experience a liftoff live and in person.  I hope to share my adventures and take everyone along for the ride both here and on Universe Today. Launch is scheduled […]