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ExoMars con il razzo Proton-M a Baikonur, prima del lancio

All looks good for an on-time launch on Monday of the joint European and Russian ExoMars mission, which will try to track down the Red Planet's sources of methane.

Space Shuttle Launches

April 1990 - Shuttle Discovery lifts off launch pad, carrying a crew of five and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Russia's Proton rocket and Breeze M upper stage will return to flight Tuesday with a Mexican communications satellite, launching for the first time since the expendable rocket put a payload in the wrong orbit on a flight in December. Liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is scheduled for 3:06 p.m. EDT (1906 GMT).   Live updates and video: http://spaceflightnow.com/proton/satmex8/status.html

Russia's Proton rocket and Breeze M upper stage will return to flight Tuesday…

Navette Atlantis

♥ To remember. "Space Shuttle" - In my teenage years. I had this picture on my wall and I was proud to NASA.

Russian 1961 R-7 Vostok-1 vs US 1962 Mercury-Redstone and other early space rockets. Source: Eureka: El error de Sájarov o por qué la Unión Soviética alcanzó el espacio antes que los EEUU

Russian 1961 (Moon rocket) vs US 1962 Mercury-Redstone and other early space rockets

Saturn 5 ... Awesome! A high-angle view at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), showing the Apollo 14 stack.

A high-angle view at Launch Complex Kennedy Space Center (KSC), showing the Apollo 14 stack.//What a monster rocket, the most powerful rocket built thus far, until the SLS rocket!

Space Shuttle Columbia launching

Space Shuttle Columbia launched on the of April, and returned two days later after orbiting the Earth 37 times, the first of 135 NASA Space Shuttle missions from 1981 to

Luna 2. On September 14, 1959, this Soviet spacecraft became the first artificial object to land on the Moon. [298 x 400]

Luna 2. On September 14, 1959, this Soviet spacecraft became the first artificial object to land on the Moon. [298 x 400]

Soviet Moon Probe Luna 2 series), This was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon & also the first man-made object to land on another celestial body.

The Proton rocket, that will launch the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, is set on the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, in this handout photo released by European Space Agency (ESA) on March 11, 2016. (Photo by Stephane Corvaja/Reuters/ESA)

The Proton rocket, that will launch the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, is set on the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, in this handout photo released by European Space Agency (ESA) on March 11, 2016. (Photo by Stephane Corvaja/Reuters/ESA)

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