The third ATV out of a series of five, the Automated Trasfer Vehicle "Edoardo Amaldi" launched early this morning from Kourou atop an Ariane V:
ATVs are becoming "routine" already, but I am especially fond of this one because of her namesake: Edoardo Amaldi was one of the "Panisperna boys", a group of physicists and chemists that discovered slow neutrons in 1934, paving the way to practical nuclear technology. Enrico Fermi of Manhattan Project fame (and Nobel laureate), Amaldi's teacher and mentor, was also one of them.
Amaldi was one of the inspirators of CERN and one of the earliest proponents of an European space organisation.
[Edited 2012-03-23 11:35:39]