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Dream Chaser Completes Another Critical CCiCap Milestone With Latest Series of Wind Tunnel Tests

NASA technician Ricky Hall prepares a scale model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft for tests inside the Unitary Plan wind tunnel at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.Photo Credit: NASA/David C. Bowman

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is quietly, but steadily, moving forward swiftly with the development of their reusable Dream Chaser [...]

Morpheus Rising: NASA's Prototype Lander Vehicle Soars in Recent Free-Flight Tests

The Morpheus Lander successfully completed its first of two successful free flight tests within a week, on Dec. 10. Image Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center

In what looked like scenes from a retro science fiction movie, NASA’s Morpheus Lander successfully conducted its first two back-to-back free-flight tests within a week, earlier this month at the [...]

What Do Mir's Solar Arrays Predict for ISS arrays?

Space Station Mir as seen on approach by Atlantis on STS-76. Image Credit: NASA

In 1997 the Mir Core Module had been in orbit since 1986, for a total of 11 years, 6 years longer than its design life. The United States and the Russian Federation were in the middle of an agreement to [...]

Weather Postpones Shuttle Endeavour Ferry Flight

 

NASA Fire Department passes Endeavour. Photo Credit Blue Sawtooth Studios / Julian Leek

WASHINGTON — NASA’s planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17.

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Next Giant Leap Arrives at Kennedy Space Center on July 2, 2012

Artist's illustration of the EFT-1 Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPVC) on orbit. The mission is expected to take place atop a Delta-IV Heavy rocket in 2014. Image Credit: NASA

Artist's illustration of the EFT-1 Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) on orbit. The mission is expected to take place atop a Delta-IV Heavy rocket in 2014. Image Credit: NASA

On July 2, the main structure of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. [...]

Splash-down!

Video courtesy of Jim Hillhouse, AmericaSpace

Celebrating Black History Month: NASA’s African-American Astronauts

NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Photo Credit: NASA

February is Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, and here at AmericaSpace we are celebrating the achievements of African-American astronauts in the United States Space Program. From Guion “Guy” Bluford to Ronald McNair, these courageous Americans made significant contributions to human space exploration. [...]

Orion Crew Capsule Undergoes Final Water Drop Test

Orion Drop Test on January 6, 2012. Photo Credit: NASA

The ninth and final water landing test of the Orion crew capsule was performed earlier today at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The 18,000 pound mockup splashed into Langley’s Hydro Impact Basin, wrapping up a series of [...]