The drop button
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: February 5, 2002

Button
Capt. Bill Weaver points to the button that is pushed to drop the Pegasus rocket. On launch day Pilot Rodney Boone will actually do the button pushing. The "enable switch" that is a precursor to the drop is seen to the right with the red safety guide open. Photo: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now
 

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with the key events to occur during the launch.

HESSI - Facts and info on the NASA satellite being launched.

Pegasus - Overview of the air-launched Orbital Sciences rocket.


Apollo 12 tribute DVD set

New! Featuring the jovial crew of Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean, the Apollo 12 mission was struck by lightning shortly after liftoff but proceeded on the second successful exploration voyage to the lunar surface. This three-disc DVD brings the mission to life with extraordinary detail.
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Fallen Heroes special patch
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Women in Space
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Mars rover poster
This new poster features some of the best pictures from NASA's amazing Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
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