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To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles
"A valuable contribution to the field of aerospace literature," this book includes an extensive overview of Delta history and development along with chapters on Atlas, Titan, Scout, Space Shuttle, and much more.
Many other excellent books about spaceflight are recommended here.
History of the Delta Launch Vehicle
Current Delta News
(What about Delta IV?)
29-Jan-15 | Brief return
Yes, it has been an awfully long time since a fresh posting. This is the obvious consequence of 1) the Delta II program winding down to a very sporadic last few flights, and 2) me having paying gigs that take precedence over this labor of love. So, in brief:
Today’s launch of Delta flight 370 was scrubbed before release of the T-minus 4 minute hold due to upper level winds. A 24-hour turnaround is expected to have a 90% chance of favorable conditions. The United Launch Alliance two-stage Delta Med-Lite vehicle will carry NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive environmental monitoring satellite into a polar orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. As ever, SpaceflightNow.com will carry live coverage.