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Gave you another star for that last post too.
Majestically rising off the launch pad on 860,000 pounds of the thrust, the 196-foot-tall rocket will be powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 main engine for the first four-and-a-half minutes of flight.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Stacking of a two stage Atlas V, in its 501 configuration, began at the Kennedy Space Center. The payload is one of the two X-37B spacecraft. Launch is scheduled between 0900-1300 (9am-1pm), on May 6th.
The Air Force hasn't said which vehicle will be launched. Previous missions have lasted 224 days, 469 days, and most recently 675 days.
originally posted by: MarkJS
Sorry to tell you, but the people who say: "UFOs are US mil" can't go whooping and hollering about this rocket. If indeed (I said 'if') the US really has the kind of space technology to travel 10,000mph and turn at 90° on a dime, then this 'old' rocket technology is a complete waste of tax payer money.