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All Systems GO For SpaceX To Conduct First US Space Launch Of 2014 On Jan. 3

SpaceX will kick off 2013 with their Falcon-9 v1.1 rocket on its third flight this Friday, Jan. 3, to deliver the Thaicom-6 satellite into orbit for Thaicom PLC. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jeffrey J. Soulliere

With 2013 now but a memory, America’s space program is wasting no time kicking off the new year, with […]

PHOTO FEATURE: Stunning Views of MAVEN's Launch to Mars

The violent launch to send MAVEN to Mars begins. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Alan Walters (www.AWaltersPhoto.com)

On Monday, Nov. 18 2013, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft thundered off the surface of the Earth to begin its half-billion-mile journey to Mars. The $670 million Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission, or MAVEN, is the product of 10 […]

MAVEN Begins 490-Million-Mile Journey to Reveal Secrets About Mars' Ancient History

The workhorse ULA Atlas-V rocket thunders into overcast skies with NASA’s $670 million MAVEN mission Monday afternoon, beginning a 10-month, half-billion mile journey to Mars. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Alex Menendez (www.instinctfilms.com)

After a decade of work from a team spread across the country, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is on its way to Mars, beginning […]

USAF Thunderbirds End Their Short 2013 Air Show Season on Florida’s Space Coast

The TICO Warbird Air Show brought some thunder to Florida’s Space Coast this weekend—shortly thereafter Mother Nature brought some thunder of her own. The air show was held March 22-24. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / www.ZeroGNews.com

This article is used with permission by Zero G News.

This past weekend Titusville, Fla., played host to the […]

Photo Feature: ULA Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-2

Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — AmericaSpace’s team of photographers worked tirelessly to produce stunning images from the recent launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second of the United States military’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous (SBIRS GEO-2) spacecraft. With remote camera (stay tuned for a […]

Guests to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Can Visit Atlantis

Guests can now see an orbiter up close and personal. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is allowing, for a limited time, guests to tour the new facility. This opportunity will only last until Nov. 11. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Atlantis has a new home and the Kennedy Space […]

Intrepid Insult: Shuttle Enterprise Damaged, Disrespected & Endangered

In July of this year AmericaSpace posted the following article expressing concerns about the temporary structure that Enterprise was housed in. The author, who was the curator for the Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Museum, was accused of bias and the article’s integrity was called into question. AmericaSpace regrets to report that Hurricane Sandy has shown […]

Mysterious NROL-15 Launched On Secret Delta IV Heavy

The 235 ft. tall 840 ton Delta IV Heavy carrying the top secret 21 ton National Reconnaissance Office NROL-15 spacecraft roars off Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral on nearly 2.4 million lbs. thrust from its three uprated oxygen/hydrogen RS-68A engines. The U. S. Air Force and NRO especially upgraded these three engines […]

MUOS-1 Launch Slips to Feb. 24

 

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 has been moved to no-earlier-than Friday, Feb. 24. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite will have to wait a little longer before being launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas […]

Weather Delays MUOS-1 Launch Until No-Earlier-Than Feb. 22

 

The launch of an Atlas V 551 rocket with its U.S. Navy payload was scrubbed due to adverse weather. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The gods of weather did not smile on the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V […]