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Next Launch CRS-5 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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6 Jan 15 11:18:00 GMT
6 Jan 15 6:18:00 EST

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CRS Program Update

Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Photo Credit: AmericaSpace

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Under the Under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, Orbital Sciences[1][2] and SpaceX[3][4] are each to be paid $1.6 billion to deliver 20 metric tons, or 44,100 lbs, of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Under the terms of CRS, SpaceX will […]

ESC Empowers Part 1: The People that Make the Magic

The first in a six-part series detailing the men and women working on the contract that is working to rebuild and redirect NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the future. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The general public views NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as the place where America launches astronauts into space. […]

Next SpaceX Commercial Resupply Flight Delayed

The next launch of one of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft atop one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets is now slated to occur no earlier than March of next year. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert / Wired4Space

The second commercial flight of Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon cargo vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) has […]

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 […]

SpaceX, NASA to Host Social Marking Launch of Historic Mission

NASA is opening its doors to fans of social media to witness the historic launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

Fans of Social Media and NewSpace have a rare opportunity to tweet about their passion – and experience history. Their chance […]

SpaceX To Webcast Falcon 9 Test Fire

Image Credit: SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — On Monday, April 30, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will take the final step on the road to orbit before launching one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets May 7. The NewSpace firm will conduct what is known as a static test fire of the rocket’s nine Merlin […]

NASA To Hold “Tweet Chat” With C3PO Program Manager

Video courtesy of NASA

NASA will be hosting a “tweet chat” tomorrow with the space agency’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office manager Ed Mango. The chat will take place at 2 p.m. EDT. The chat is being held to detail NASA’s efforts to regain the ability to launch […]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Interview With SpaceX Safety Panel Member Ed Lu

Former shuttle astronaut Ed Lu is part of a five-person Safety Advisory Panel that has been formed to review SpaceX's launch vehicles, spacecraft and procedures. Image Credit: SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has recently announced the formation of an independent safety advisory panel. The company has several space initiatives underway besides the Commercial Orbital […]

60 Minutes to Air 'Jobs, Dreams Lost after Shuttle End'

The story of lost dreams and 7,000 jobs on the Space Coast, while widely appreciated in aerospace circles and in the halls of Congress, is itself largely, and sadly, unknown to the American people. That might change this Sunday evening when 60 Minutes airs, “Jobs, Dreams Lost After Space Shuttle Program Ends” at 7 […]

SpaceX Forms Safety Advisory Panel for Commercial Crew

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has announced the formation of a safety advisory board to assess the company's human space flight efforts. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the builder of the Falcon family of rockets and Dragon spacecraft, has announced the creation of a safety advisory panel for commercial, crewed […]