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Next Launch TMA-15M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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23 Nov 14 21:01:14 GMT
24 Nov 14 3:01:14 ALMT
23 Nov 14 16:01:14 Eastern

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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 […]

ATK Video: "I Believe In Liberty!"

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Video courtesy of ATK

In a recent video posted on YouTube by ATK, former shuttle astronauts Kent Rominger, Brian Duffy and Charlie Precourt sum up their feelings about the company’s new complete launch system in one sentence: […]

Past-To-Future: NASA's Crawler-Transporters

NASA's crawler-transporters have been around since the Apollo era and are now being prepared for future missions. Photo Credit: Julian Leek/Blue Sawtooth Studios

We sent veteran aerospace photojournalist Julian Leek to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on a tour of one of the massive crawler-transporters that have been used by the space agency to deliver […]

On @ The 90: AmericaSpace's Presidential Endorsement

So, which of the presidential candidates does this space supporter back? The answer might suprise you… Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Another election year, time for the “unbiased” media to give their endorsement to one candidate or another. After listening to both Presidential candidates’ comments and actions regarding space exploration, here is my “fair and […]

Obama Visits Florida – But Not Space Coast

President Barack Obama waves to the media after attending a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

ORLANDO, Fla – President Barack Obama visited the Sunshine State Thursday evening for a fund-raising dinner that cost $30,000 a plate. All total, Obama made four stops in Florida, including Miami and Orlando – but made no stops to […]

On @ The 90: As “Soyuz Epoch” Becomes “Epic Fail” – NASA Needs Own Spacecraft

Given that the end of the space shuttle program was announced in 2004, it is well past the time when NASA should be flying astronauts on its own spacecraft. The fault, however, is not with NASA – but with the government. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

The “Soyuz Epoch” continues to go badly. Shortly after […]

Opinion: “When Will We Go Back?” SEI, the VSE and the Hope for the Future

When will we have a clearly-defined objective to explore beyond low-Earth-orbit again? Image Credit: NASA

“Politicians,” astronaut John Young once said, “are a strange bunch of critters.” In its first half-century of life, NASA propelled humanity further than ever before: into space, to the Moon and to the farthest reaches of the Solar […]

Trouble Understanding The Value of Space Exploration

During yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, its Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller asked the question how does human space exploration matter, not only today, but in the future? He also wanted to know how human space flight helps the human condition, sufficient to its budget, in America?

Senator Rockerfeller doesn’t see why […]

Ambitious Ares test flight plan proposed for HLV demonstrations

Great comic from Florida Today

One of the many pieces of legislative compromise over the President’s proposed FY 2011 NASA Budget, which seeks to kill NASA’s Project Constellation and outsource future human spaceflight, is discussed in detail over at NASA Spaceflight in Ambitious Ares test flight plan proposed for HLV demonstrations.

But even more likely […]

Obama Doesn't Get It; Space Is The Final Frontier

Plain Talk By Al Neuharth, USA TODAY Founder

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — President Obama in effect pulled the plug on our space program in a speech here Thursday, although he masked it with some vague long-term suggestions. The late president John F. Kennedy must have turned over in his grave. JFK launched the moon […]