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July 09, 2009

NASA Tests Alternate Launch Abort System For Astronaut Escape

Launch Emergency Simulation Was Successful

NASA has successfully demonstrated an alternate system for future astronauts to escape their launch vehicle. A simulated launch of the Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, took place Wednesday at 0626 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA.

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USS Hornet Museum Celebrates 40th Anniversary Apollo 11 Space Mission

Splashdown 2009 To Showcase Recovery Ship For Apollo 11 And Apollo 12 Missions

The USS Hornet Museum is commemorating the 40th anniversary of its historic, safe recovery of Apollo 11 with Splashdown 2009, a three-day festival taking place on the aircraft carrier, which is anchored at Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, July 24 - 26.

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