Learn about rockets and NASA’s Launch Services Program

Types of rockets from NASA Launch Services Program. Credit: NASA.

Rockets capture our imagination. Whether it’s to launch humans to the ISS or a satellite for Earth observation. Learn more in this NASAatHome feature.

Today on Science Weekend we’re featuring a video from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Spaceport Series. The new feature is part of the NASAatHome initiative which is providing entertaining and educational content for children and adults, yes adults, to watch from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This episode is all about rockets with hosts Tim Dunn, NASA Launch Director, and Mic Woltman, Lead, Fleet Systems Integration from NASA’s Launch Services Program. They share their insights into the world of rocketry along with short video features.

About NASA’s Launch Services Program

NASA describes its Launch Services Program as follows.

NASA’s Launch Service Program, or LSP, is responsible for launching uncrewed rockets delivering spacecraft that observe the Earth, visit other planets and explore the universe, ranging from weather satellites and telescopes to Mars Rovers.

Since 1998, LSP has been bringing together those with a payload needing a ride to space with launch vehicle providers. The LSP team at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center works to provide reliable, competitive and user-friendly launch services in the commercial arena to satisfy agency-wide space transportation requirements and maximize the opportunities for mission success.

Watch rockets on NASA’s KSC Spaceport Series

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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