AmericaSpace Launch Countdown

Next Launch Luch-5V on a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan scheduled for 28 Apr 14 4:25:00 GMT

Days
Hrs
Min
Sec
Click here for more details...

Enter your email address to subscribe to AmericaSpace and receive notifications of new posts by email.

NASA Announces New Strategic Vision for Aeronautics Research

Photo Credit: NASA/ Carla Thomas

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has unveiled a new strategic vision that will better align the work of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to address looming challenges in global air transportation.

[...]

AmericaSpace Exclusive Interview With Golden Spike's Dr. Alan Stern

The Golden Spike Company’s Alan Stern talks with AmericaSpace about his company’s plans to return crews to the lunar surface. Image Credit: The Golde Spike Company / NASA

Within the past month or so, the commercial space firm, The Golden Spike Company, has burst onto the public consciousness with its announcement that it will [...]

NASA Green Aviation Project to Move Into Next Phase of Research

Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project is moving forward with its research efforts to “green” the skies. ERA is developing aircraft concepts and technologies to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment during the next 30 years.

[...]

Sandra Magnus Departs NASA for American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

NASA has lost another member of its astronaut corps. Sandra Magnus, who flew three times into space, including the final mission of the space shuttle era, STS-135, has left the space agency for a position with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

[...]

NASA’s Clinton Cragg speaks about the Chilean Mine Rescue

Clint Cragg giving a talk at NASA's Langley Research Center. Photo Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

Last week the Mid-Atlantic section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) hosted a very special lecture at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Clinton H Cragg, a 1987 graduate of the [...]

Possible Conflict of Interest at AIAA

On April 16th, AIAA President David Thompson released a statement on behalf of AIAA praising the Obama Administration’s new plans for NASA’s human space program. However, Mr. Thompson failed to disclose that, in addition to being the AIAA President, he is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation, which stands to profit should [...]