Tag: atlas rocket

  • Spectacular BECO cutoff during Starliner launch

    NASA and Boeing launched the Starliner Commercial Crew space craft yesterday. One of the stages is BECO cutoff where the main booster detaches from the rocket, prior to the Centaur engine starting up, and pushing Starliner into orbit. There’s an awesome view of the rocket from the ground that shows this spectacular effect at BECO […]

  • This is from the Really Cool Department (Science Division). Its NASA’s Curiosity rover’s launch on an Atlas V rocket and its still the stuff dreams are made of: What is this all about? According to the mission overview: Scheduled to launch on Nov. 26, 2011, 7:02 a.m. PST (10:02 a.m. EST). The launch window is […]