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Next Launch TMA-15M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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23 Nov 14 21:01:00 GMT
24 Nov 14 3:01:00 ALMT
23 Nov 14 16:01:00 Eastern

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NASA's Associate Administrator for Communications Talks Tweetups and Socials

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

Bob Jacobs (if you get the chance to meet him, be sure not to call him Robert) looks more like a linebacker than a NASA official. Then he speaks, a deep bass that demonstrates why he was such a success in radio. He now works […]

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 […]

Atlantis Photo Feature Part Seven: Wired4Space

Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – After the space shuttle era drew to a close, AmericaSpace reached out to a number of smaller media outlets so that we could pool our resources and better survive the transitional period. One of the first that we reached out to was Wired4Space. The team at […]

Chasing Atlantis: The Shuttle Era Ends at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A long day pursuing space shuttle Atlantis culminates in a spectacular fireworks display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex located in Florida. Atlantis will now be placed on public display in a $100 million facility set to open in the summer of next year. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News

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PHOTO FEATURE: Space Shuttle Endeavour Ready For California Next Month

Endeavour inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Endeavour inside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

In three weeks, space shuttle Endeavour will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on her final flight – piggybacking […]

Another Piece of Shuttle History Leaving Cape Canaveral

NASA has entered into an agreement with the Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration to be used to train midshipmen. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

One of the iconic ships that ferried the space shuttle’s solid rocket boosters (SRBs) back to shore after they splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean – will be […]

PHOTO FEATURE: Endeavour And Atlantis, Face-To-Face One Last Time

Space shuttle's Atlantis and Endeavour, face-to-face for the last time as they swaped locations at Kennedy Space Center this morning. Atlantis was moved back to the OPF to finish out her retirement processing, and Endeavour was moved into the VAB to await her flight to California next month. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle’s Atlantis and Endeavour, face-to-face for the last time as they swapped locations at Kennedy Space Center this morning. Atlantis was moved back to the OPF to finish out her retirement processing, and Endeavour was moved into the VAB to await her flight to California next month. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for Zero-G […]

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 […]

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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PHOTO FEATURE: Shuttle Atlantis Continues Retirement Transition

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward Reaction Control System, or RCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward reaction control system, or FRCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis continues to progress smoothly through transition and retirement processing at Kennedy Space Center.  The orbiter, […]