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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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A New Dawn: The Troubled History and Future Promise of NASA’s Orion Program (Part 2)

Image montage of the Orion spacecraft and the “business end” of its Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Image Credits: AmericaSpace / Alan Walters / NASA / Kim Shiflett

Three weeks from now, the first human-capable vehicle for Beyond Earth Orbit (BEO) exploration in more than four decades is scheduled to roar away from Space […]

A New Dawn: The Troubled History and Future Promise of NASA's Orion Program (Part 1)

An artist’s rendering of December’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) test, which will take the Orion capsule 3,600 miles (5,800 km) into space. Image Credit: NASA

For any astronomer, Orion is a relatively straightforward constellation to find in the night sky. Honoring the hunter of ancient Greek myth, its “belt” of three stars—the supergiants Alnitak, […]

NASA Announces New Booster Contract for Space Launch System and Orion

Artist’s conception of the Space Launch System (SLS) launching from Kennedy Space Center.Image Credit: NASA

In its continuing progress towards returning American astronauts to space, NASA has announced a new $23.3 million contract for the design of advanced boosters for the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS heavy-lift rocket will be used to launch […]

ESC Empowers: Conclusion

NASA plans to enable smaller space firms to provide services to low-Earth orbit, while the space agency works to send astronauts to destinations past the orbit of Earth. The Engineering Services Contract at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is working to see that this goal is achieved. Image Credit: NASA / SNC

CAPE […]

ESC Empowers Part 4: Rolling Thunder

This video contains elements from NASA videos

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In the space business, one has to get used to heights. In terms of scale, only the expansive VAB and pads of Launch Complex-39 beat the height of NASA’s new Mobile Launcher (ML) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. […]

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. […]

Opinion: Will Obama's Second Term Get Us Closer to a Big Goal?

President Barack Obama discusses his plans and ambitions for NASA during an address at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

Politics and space exploration – both manned and unmanned – are inextricably linked. Big decisions and goals come from the President and go through congress for funding, which […]

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 […]

Liberty Space Giving Away T-Shirts on Facebook

Image Credit: Liberty Space

Liberty Space the commercial space company that is one of few that offers a launch vehicle, spacecraft, launch abort system and a unique cargo capability all under one roof wants you to “fly the colors!” To do so, they’re giving away Liberty Launch Support T-Shirts on the group’s Facebook page […]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Q&A With Team Liberty

ATK and fellow Liberty launch system partner EADS Astrium announced that it will complete the Liberty system by adding a spacecraft to the Liberty system. Lockheed-Martin has signed on to assist in the development of the Liberty spacecraft. Photo Credit: ATK

As NASA redirects its focus, energy and funding toward commercial, public-private efforts, companies […]