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Next Launch AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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27 Aug 14 4:50:00 GMT
27 Aug 14 0:50:00 EDT

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The Win-Lose of US-China Space Cooperation (China Wins; US Loses)

Would a partnership with China be beneficial to U.S. space efforts? Given recent alleged high-profile hacks of U.S. installations, the country’s poor human rights record, and a litany of other issues, the answer is probably “Bu.” Image Credit: NASA

Ten months after his first term inauguration, President Obama met with President Hu Jintao of [...]

Secretive Space Plane’s Mission Extended

The United States Air Force has announced that it will extend the second flight of the Orbital Test Vehicle, known as USA-226. Photo Credit: USAF

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Evidence Builds For Chinese Mach 15 Spaceplane Test from 60 mi. Altitude

Cape Canaveral, Fla.- Details emerging from China indicate the Chinese have likely flight tested for the first time a secret 4 ton winged spaceplane that was rocketed into a 60 mi. high suborbital trajectory for test of reentry systems starting at Mach 15.

Continued successful development of the spaceplane could give the People’s Liberation Army [...]