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Launch Vehicles

Launch Vehicles use various methods in order to reach space. The most common are rockets. They are referred to as Expendable Launch Vehicles. Many use rocket engines that use liquid propellants such as kerosene and liquid oxygen. Other methods include air-launched launch vehicle like Pegasus. Some are single stage to orbit stages, some use two stages or more. Some are vertical launch and some spaceplanes designs take off like planes.

Launch Vehicles Guide

Ares V

Ares V (Ares 5) is America's next generation launch vehicle. It will be used to launch unmanned payloads to Earth orbit and using the...

Space Launch System

NASA Space Launch System (SLS) is a multi-purpose heavy-lift launch vehicle system designed to carry astronauts to an asteroid, moon, mars and beyond. The...

Delta IV

Delta IV is a family of expendable launch vehicles designed to launch payloads into orbit for the United States Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch...

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

The Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster happend on Saturday 1st, February, 2003 and was the second Space Shuttle Disaster and the first shuttle lost on...

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

The first Space Shuttle Disaster was Challenger which was lost during an explosion as it took off from Cape Canaveral on January 28, 1986,...