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Florida Democratic Whip Alan Williams on Importance of Space Industry in Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla — AmericaSpace sat down for an interview with Florida House Representative Alan Williams, the House Democratic Whip, about his efforts to support the space industry within the State of Florida. Williams is both laid back and professional. He detailed his efforts to support Florida’s space industry, how inspiring space [...]

Justin Gilman on How He Became Involved with Florida Space Day

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla — AmericaSpace spoke with Justin Gilman, with Dynamac Corporation. Gilman was in Tallahassee, Fla., today to help out with activities surrounding Florida Space Day. He spoke about how he became involved with Florida Space Day, as well as his perception of how things were going with [...]

House Votes to Rename NASA Center for Neil Armstrong

Situated within the historic Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center is illustrative of the close link between the careers of both Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong. Photo Credit: NASA

Following months of speculation and deliberation, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday to rename NASA’s Dryden Flight [...]

Cape Canaveral's Surprise: Hangar R

U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Museum volunteer John Hilliard details the contents of Cape Canaveral’s Hangar R. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Most people that travel past Hangar R, located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, don’t give the structure a second thought as they drive [...]

Two More NASA Astronauts Leave Agency

With the recent departure of NASA astronauts Brent Jett and Clayton Anderson, NASA’s abilities to conduct some of its requirements may be impacted. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA has lost two more veteran astronauts, including the head of the space agency’s Flight Crew Operations Directorate. The first of the astronauts to leave was Brent Jett, [...]

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Image Credit: NASA’s Commercial Space Partners

In yet another effort to strengthen ties with emerging commercial space companies, NASA has tapped 13 technology payloads to fly on commercial vehicles as part of its Flight Opportunities program. These range from rockets and space planes to balloons. NASA hopes that these flights will allow those participating [...]

NASA to be Part of President Obama’s Inaugural Activities Jan. 18–21

NASA is poised to play an integral role in President Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

NASA is preparing to be part of President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities that are slated to occur from Jan. 18–21. Several events are planned to take place during this period, including an open house of NASA [...]

Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases Annual Report

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WASHINGTON — The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) has released its 2012 annual report.

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Major NASA Air Pollution Study to Fly Over California

A P-3B turboprop from Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will fly close to the ground to measure air pollution during the month-long DISCOVER-AQ mission in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

WASHINGTON — A multi-year NASA airborne science mission is on its way to California to help scientists better understand [...]

45th Space Wing's Commander: 'Yes, We Are Still Launching Rockets!'

The commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony Cotton, addresses members of the press who attended a media day held by the 45th Space Wing. The media day was held to highlight the heavy workload that the men and women of the Eastern Range have in sending various payloads to orbit. Photo [...]