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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
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27 Oct 14 22:44:00 GMT
27 Oct 14 18:44:00 EDT

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Looking Back-Looking Forward: 50 Years with NASA

The past year saw NASA move away from the space shuttle program, continue its exploration efforts, and pursue paths that would return crews to deep space exploration missions. Images Courtesy of NASA and Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – For the past 50 years, NASA has been responsible for achievements in space—and on Earth. In [...]

SLS' Core Stage is Finally Ready for Construction

NASA’s Space Launch System takes flight. Image Credit: Boeing

NASA has passed yet another milestone in the ongoing development of its Space Launch System (SLS)—the rocket that will launch Orion to the Moon and beyond. The rocket’s core stage is finally ready to move from concept to construction. 

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NASA Ends the Year With Progress on SLS and Orion

NASA’s Orion capsule is one way to becoming a flight-worthy spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

NASA’s had some trials and triumphs lately developing its next generation spaceflight system. In the last month, an Orion spacecraft cracked during pressure testing and a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket flew supersonically—at least, a model managed a simulated [...]

On @ The 90: The Future

On @ The 90 is AmericaSpace’s editorial feature and is therefore based on opinion. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Predictions are dangerous things. Dick Morris, a political commentator, found this out the hard way recently. He predicted that Mitt Romney would win the U.S. presidential election in a landslide. Yeah, so much for that. Predicting [...]

New Manned Lunar Missions To Be Outlined By NASA Soon?

In 2021 – or perhaps as early as August 2019 – a crew of up to four astronauts will cross the 240,000-mile gulf between Earth and the Moon for the first time in almost five decades. Image Credit: NASA

With less than a month to go before the 40th anniversary of humanity’s last foray [...]

Orion and SLS: Where Are They Now?

An artist’s concept of SLS lifting Orion off the launch pad. We might see this sometime in 2017. Image Credit: NASA

It’s been a little over a year since NASA announced its intention to build the Space Launch System or SLS, the rocket that will be bigger and more powerful than the Saturn V. [...]

Opinion: One Year Later Finds Shuttle Workers Still Struggling

Many highly-skilled aerospace workers still are unemployed and are struggling to survive in the current tepid economic climate. Photo Credit: Matt Gaetjens

On July 21, just prior to sunrise, space shuttle Atlantis completed its final flight on the South end of the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The mission’s commander Chris Ferguson [...]

SLS Approved To Move To Preliminary Design Phase

NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift booster has been approved to move on to the preliminary design phase. Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s next heavy-lift launch booster, the Space Launch System (SLS) has completed a review by the space agency and will now enter into the preliminary design phase. This is big step toward the production of the [...]

Video: Time Has Come To Fight For Space

Video courtesy of Fight for Space

While working on some other space-related stories I came across this video detailing the current plight of the U.S. space program. We at AmericaSpace have long stated that “leaders” within the U.S. government have failed us. Don’t think so? 

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NASA Selects Booster Proposals For SLS

NASA has selected six potential proposals for advanced booster designs that will be used on the space agency’s Space Launch System. Image Credit: NASA

NASA is working to make its new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System or “SLS” dependable and inexpensive. To do this, the space agency has tapped six proposed booster designs [...]