New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Launch of Final SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Rocket with Jason 3

The very last SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket lifted off today from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, January 17th 2016 at 18:42 UTC. The rocket carried Jason 3 satellite into orbit, Jason 3 is a joint mission between NASA, NOAA, CNES EUMETSAT and will monitor sea surface levels from space. This was a historic launch for SpaceX, being the final 1.1 version of the Falcon 9 to launch, launching from the exact pad that the very first v1.1 Falcon 9 launched from back in September 2013. After liftoff, the first stage shut down and separated from the second stage before firing its engines again and attempting a landing on an unmanned barge named ‘Just Read the Instructions’. This attempt unfortunately was not successful. The Falcon had to perform a barge landing rather than on land at Vandenberg for environmental reasons for this mission.

Source: NASA Television

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