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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Video of SpaceLoft XL Launch Captured by KREQ for the BBC

The BBC has reported and KRQE TV captured in video the Spaceport America launch of the SpaceLoft XL rocket Staurday morning from Upham, New Mexico's high desert. The event has drawn international media coverage of the commercial space launch. MSNBC also provides a photo and coverage of the launch. The USA Today has a report on the memorial services. The Times of London and the International Herald Tribune offer insights to the Saturday morning launch.

1 comment:

Roger Clandon said...

Interesting follow up on UP Aerospace's launch from Spaceport America on April 28: Seems that at the last minute, the new Spaceport Director, Rick Homans (formally the NM Secretary of Economic Development)got a little nervous about the launch and decided to move the aim point 5 miles to the west (because safety is number one). Jerry Larson, President of UP Aerospace, was against the move but was told to either move it or don't launch. As a result, the payload is now in the mountains west of the range and has yet to be recovered (almost two weeks later). The place where they think it came down is less than two miles from flat open land - Thanks a lot Rick. Next time just shut up and color and let technical people make the technical decisions, you moron! Yet another reason why we have to get spaceflight out of the hands of bureaucrats.