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NASA's Stennis Space Center Empowered

NASA’s William Gerstenmaier discusses the J-2X rocket engine with Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and members of Aerojet Rocketdyne at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss — At NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi the space agency, along with contractors Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, put the [...]

SLS Construction One Step Closer With Friction Stir Welding Machine's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

At NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility on Friday June 23 dignitaries from the space agency and its contractors unveiled a new Friction Stir Welding machine. This new tool will be used to form the core stage of the Space Launch System. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

NEW ORLEANS, La — NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, or [...]

Commercial Partners Working to Launch US Astronauts from Space Coast

Ed Mango, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program manager, speaks at the National Space Club’s June meeting. Mango was joined by commercial industry partners, from left, The Boeing Company’s John Mulholland, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dan Ciccateri, and SpaceX’s Adam Harris. Photo Credit: NASA / Kim Shiflett

The three commercial space companies working with NASA’s [...]

Boeing, ULA Complete Commercial Crew Milestones

Boeing and United Launch Alliance have completed key milestones in having the CST-100 fly atop the Atlas V launch vehicle. Photo Credit: Boeing

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel testing of a model of the company’s submission in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 spacecraft itself, however, is not alone in accomplishing objectives on the [...]

Boeing Selected to Build ViaSat-2 Satellite

Image Credit: The Boeing Company

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 16, 2013 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has a new satellite customer under a contract to design and deliver one Boeing 702HP high-power spacecraft to ViaSat Inc. [NASDAQ: VSAT] in 2016.

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Boeing to Build 4 More Intelsat Epic 702MP Satellites

Image Credit: Boeing

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 9, 2013 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat’s new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable, and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs.

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Boeing X-51A WaveRider Makes Longest Hypersonic Flight to Date

Boeing’s X-51A Waverider has successfully completed the longest-duration test flight to date, reaching speeds of Mach 5.1. Photo Credit: USAF

Boeing’s X-51A Waverider unmanned hypersonic test vehicle completed the longest air-breathing, scramjet-powered flight to date under the program. This flight was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California on May 1. The flight [...]

First Launch of Commercial Crew Quietly Slips to 2017

The first launch under commercial crew has slipped to no earlier than November 2017. Image Credit: NASA / Boeing / Sierra Nevada / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Eclipsed by other space-related events, the story that the first launch of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program had slipped from 2015 to late 2017 has garnered little attention. [...]

Boeing Completes PDR Milestone for CST-100 Commercial Spacecraft

Boeing has accomplished a key milestone toward having their CST-100 spacecraft deliver astronauts to orbit. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

According to a NASA news release, Boeing has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) that will allow the company’s Crew Space Transportation, or “CST-100,” space capsule to be mated with the [...]

NASA Official Describes Commercial Crew and Its Importance to Human Space Exploration

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla — AmericaSpace spoke with Trent Smith with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. He detailed the basics behind efforts to cede responsibility of delivering crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit (LEO), primarily to the International Space Station, to commercial companies. Under this plan, this should allow NASA to [...]