Saturday, December 16, 2006
VA Spaceport Scores 1st Minotaur Launch
The FAA-AST commercial licensed Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport was all "GO" [video] Saturday morning as the Minotaur 1 roared through the dawn sky over the Eastern Shore with an on-time and picture perfect lift-off. The launch marked the first flight from the commercial launch pad operated by the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. Congratulations Dr. Billie Reed! [See Slide Show] The launch was sighted as far away as Norton, Va. over 400-miles west of Wallops Island this morning.