ISS crew watches a rocket launch

This is pretty cool.  Russia recently launched a set of GLONASS navigation satellites aboard a Soyuz rocket, and the ISS crew spotted the vehicle in flight.  NASASpaceFlight has the scoop.

And while we’re talking rockets, SpaceX completed a test fire ahead of their upcoming commercial flight for ORBCOMM.   However, launch date is now TBD after the customer indicated a desire to conduct more testing on their payloads.  Falcon 9 is ready to go, but the satellites aren’t quite yet.  Still, check out this static fire at Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40:


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