Four of the biggest commercial aerospace companies are all set to launch rockets before the month is out, carrying various satellites, tech and tools to space.
It can be a lot to keep track of, especially since rocket launches can be scrubbed within seconds of liftoff because of weather or technology issues.
So, here are the ones tentatively set for the next week, including where to watch liftoff:
Fun facts: This New Shepard rocket will fly for the seventh time, setting a record for reusable boosters. This is a suborbital launch, so it’ll take about 12 minutes to get to the edge of space and land back at the same site.
Fun facts: The Heavy is a triple-booster rocket and the largest of the Delta IV family. This launch will be the twelfth for the Delta IV Heavy.
Fun facts: This Falcon 9 previously launched the historic Crew Dragon launch of two NASA astronauts in May and the ANASIS-II mission.
Payload: Commercial resupply mission with the Cygnus spacecraft ferrying NASA science, supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
Fun facts: The experiments, tech and supplies headed to the ISS include cancer therapies, a crop of radishes, a VR camera, Estee Lauder serum for marketing photography and a new space toilet.
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