Minotaur I delivers NROL-111's classified payload to orbit

Will Smoot

June 15, 2021

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The National Reconnaissance Office returns to Virginia's Eastern Shore in June 2021, launching atop the Minotaur I rocket.

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Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft lift off from Launchpad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on October 2, 2020.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Cygnus 'Kalpana Chawla' launches from Virginia

Northrop Grumman's fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission lifts off from Wallops Island, delivering close to 8,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and consumables to the International Space Station.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the first US Commercial Crew spaceflight.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

SpaceX DEMO-2 is Away

After a 9-year hiatus, Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A once again provides the jumping-off point to human spaceflight, as SpaceX's Demo-2 mission ushers in a new era of commercial spaceflight.

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Serious weather moves across Kennedy Space Center during the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 countdown.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

"...And SpaceX is STILL ready"

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were treated to a very thorough dress rehearsal today as the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 flight was called off at T-18 minutes due to weather.

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The sun rises over Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.  Official SpaceX Photo.

SpaceX's Demo-2 Mission is Ready for Launch

Questions about weather, touchscreen flight controls, astronaut breakfast and the new black closeout suits are addressed at Monday's pre-launch briefing.

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