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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
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Boeing's CST-100 Arrives in Florida, Company Unveils New Spacecraft Processing Facility Ahead of Final Commercial Crew Award

The Boeing Crew Space Transportation spacecraft, or CST-100 for short. Image Credits: Boeing / AmericaSpace / Mike Killian

They say there is no substitute for experience, and when it comes to spaceflight there are few in the world that can match the proven expertise and decades of experience that Boeing brings to the table. [...]

Virgin Galactic Selects NanoRacks to Conduct Suborbital Research Aboard SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo resting under the Mothership White Knight Two inside a hangar in Mojave,Ca. USA. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg

 

SpaceShipTwo resting under the Mothership White Knight Two inside a hangar in Mojave,Ca. USA. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg

MOJAVE, Calif. – (Feb. 27, 2012) Virgin Galactic LLC, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that it has selectedNanoRacks LLC to construct a rack system to allow research payloads to fly to space aboard Virgin [...]

AmericaSpace Launch Viewing Guide

An Atlas 5 rocket launches NASA's JUNO spacecraft to Jupiter, as viewed from Playalinda Beach. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

An Atlas 5 rocket launches NASA's JUNO spacecraft to Jupiter, as viewed from Playalinda Beach. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

When it comes to actually viewing rockets thunder off to orbit – few places can match Florida’s Space Coast. Miles of beautiful, scenic beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and on [...]

Virgin Galactic Taps USAF Veteran to be Pilot

Keith Colmer, a former U.S. Air Force test pilot, has been selected as a pilot for Virgin Galactic. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic

He has “The Right Stuff” – or at least Virgin Galactic thinks so. The NewSpace firm chose from a pool of hundreds of candidates, some of the greatest pilots the world has [...]

Book Review: A Dictionary of the Space Age

A Dictionary of the Space Age is a great tool for space buffs that want to learn more about the inner workings of space flight. Image Credit: Book cover courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press. Shuttle photo courtesy of Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

Yes, it is hard to mess up a simple dictionary, even one with [...]

NASA Inks Deal to Fly Experiments on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

NASA has entered into an agreement with Virgin Galactic to fly experiments on board the company's SpaceShipTwo suborbital space plane. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg

NASA has, on a number of occasions tapped the NewSpace firm Virgin Galactic to help the space agency accomplish its objectives – recently, it has done so again. This [...]

Virgin Galactic Passenger Reaps Refund

Space tourism hasn’t turned-out to be the boom business, no pun intended, that it was once promised to be.

Bigelow Aerospace laid-off its inflatable space habitat employees, a step reluctantly taken because the company felt that its BA-330, expected to launch in ready in 2014-2015, would be years ahead of commercial crew launchers [...]

Coalition for Space Exploration Asks For You To 'Think Outside the Circle'

The aerospace industry is typically filled with engineers, scientists and pilots. Hardly the segment of the population that is subject to expounding on the virtues of their trade in prose or through some other format. That said, every once and a while, a campaign, image or video comes along [...]

How Apollo Flew To The Moon, Second Edition To Be Released This Summer

Springer/Praxis is releaseing a second edition of "How Apollo Flew To The Moon" this summer. Image Credit: Spinger/Praxis

There have been hundreds of books written regarding the Apollo Program, some of them have been overtly technical, others are more poetic (Norman Mailer’s A Fire on the Moon for example). The main problem with the [...]

STS-134 Payload Will Revolutionize Understanding Of Cosmos

Endeavour's 25th, and final, mission is a resupply flight to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL – As the next to last shuttle mission gears up for its final flight, NASA technicians have delivered its payload canister to Launch Complex 39A where Endeavour is being readied for its launch date [...]