Today, House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith sent a letter each to FBI Director Robert Mueller and NASA’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz requesting answers to a delayed Department of Justice Investigation concerning several potential ITAR violations at Ames Research Center. These […]
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According to Chinese Media, the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched today from Jiuquan Launch Center in China at 4:06 a.m. GMT. The satellite was launched atop a Long March-4C from the launch complex located in China’s Gansu Province.
The Yaogan XVI satellite is an Earth observation satellite […]
AmericaSpace and The Mars Society are starting their coverage of the arrival of the Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” with this article detailing the rover’s suite of scientific instruments. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment
Like a scientific commando lowered from a rocket powered hovercraft into a dangerous landing zone 154 million mi. from Earth, the […]
Images illustrate the diversity of activity under China’s heavy lift rocket program.Top graphic depicts a Long March 5 mission with liquid booster and satellite separation. Chart highlights Long March 5 and Long March 9 vehicles, while a Long March 5 propellant tank is at right. Image Credit: CALT
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China's first woman astronaut emerges with big smile from Shenzhou 9 spacecraft. Photo Credit: Shanghai Daily. com
China’s Shenzhou 9 crew returned to Earth today after a 13 day mission that included the first Chinese piloted docking, the first flight of a female Chinese astronaut and the first Shenzhou crew to occupy a space […]
Chinese astronaut Liu Wang, center who has just piloted China's first manual space docking joins raised hands with woman astronaut Liu Yang on right and mission commander Jing Haipeng out of site at top left. Photo Credit China Manned Flight Engineering
The Shenzhou 9 astronauts successfully piloted China’s first manual space docking June 24, […]
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket thunders off of Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo Credit: ULA
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 carried what experienced analysts believe is a top secret Satellite Data System (SDS) relay spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit today, after an […]
Shenzhou 9 crew floats in Tiangong module. From left are Liu Wang, Liu Yang and Jing Haipeng. Image Credit: CCTV
The three Chinese Shenzhou 9 astronauts are transferring about 660 lb. of supplies , about 60 “man-days” worth, to the Tiangong (TG-1) outpost for use during their nearly two week stay. Part of that […]
Shenzhou 9's Long March 2F arrives at its Jiuquan launch pad in the Gobi desert. Photo Credit: AFP
China’s June 16 launch of the Shenzhou 9 mission on a Long March 2F rocket marks a highly colorful week at the Jiuquan Launch Center in the Gobi desert.
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Quality control technician checks Long March 2F set to launch the Shenzhou 9 astronauts in mid June at the Jiuquan launch site.
China’s aggressive satellite production and launch pace is threatening launch vehicle failures and the malfunction in orbit of important spacecraft, according to a largely classified Defense Dept. report to Congress.
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