Pretty well all things “science” have been in the news very much lately. We’ve seen a bigger push to move to Mars, mine asteroids and for commercial flights to the International Space Station to become available. Along with that, we are seeing an increase in rocket launches, making them become common place. And well, I think it’s pretty cool.
Just a few days ago, the United States Air Force launched a satellite into orbit via an Atlas V rocket. Take a look.
Last month, myself and “Armed with Science” editor Jessica Tozer, took a trip to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility to see how these rockets are made. I can tell you that no matter how many times I see a rocket being launched, it still amazes me.
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