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Opinion: Pressers and a Twitter Tempest in a Teapot

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. Photo Credit: NASA

Over the past few hours, the Twitterdom—if that term can be used—has lit up with tweets from @nasawatch, @keithcowing, and friends disparaging AmericaSpace and bringing into question my honesty. What sin did AmericaSpace—really I—commit to warrant such treatment? We didn’t publish a couple of press releases. I’m [...]

Deputy Administrator to Leave NASA

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. Photo Credit: NASA

It is reported on several space news sites that NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will be leaving NASA in early September and will be taking up a position with the Airline Pilots Association. Some might wonder why NASA’s Deputy Administrator would leave at this time, and her [...]

Early Umbilical Separation Prompts Antares Launch Scrub

All dressed up and nowhere to go…at least, not yet. Orbital’s Antares booster waits patiently on Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), ahead of its maiden voyage. Today’s launch attempt was scrubbed in the final minutes of the countdown. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / AmericaSpace

Despite fluctuating worries about cloudy weather conditions, [...]

On @ The 90: NewSpace Fans Need to Stop Hating

Whenever a post that does not paint the NewSpace movement in glowing terms is posted, NewSpace fans issue a bitter and unending series of rants filled with cherry-picked “facts” and insults. Why is this? Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

Where did NewSpace come from? The philosophy, the people … where did they originate? [...]

NASA Planning to Test Bigelow Aerospace’s Inflatable Module on ISS

In this illustration, one can see the BEAM module which NASA plans to send to the International Space Station in 2015 as part of SpaceX’s eighth cargo run to the orbiting laboratory. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, NASA’s Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced plans for the space agency to test [...]

NASA to be Part of President Obama’s Inaugural Activities Jan. 18–21

NASA is poised to play an integral role in President Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

NASA is preparing to be part of President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities that are slated to occur from Jan. 18–21. Several events are planned to take place during this period, including an open house of NASA [...]

NASA and Bigelow to Discuss New Space Station Module

Since 1998, Robert Bigelow’s aerospace company has sought to develop a new means of placing large habitable structures into orbit. Wednesday’s announcement is expected to advance those plans further. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

After several years of research and development and intense speculation, NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to [...]

Opinion: Cautious Optimism Required for Commercial Space in 2013

In the last few years, private space firms have made huge strides in providing services to suborbital and orbital destinations. While these efforts should be encouraged and applauded, it is still necessary to temper excitement with caution. Space is a dangerous business and the first company to think they can do no wrong is [...]

SpaceX Awarded Company's First-Ever EELV Contract By U.S. Air Force

SpaceX has been awarded an EELV contract by the U.S. Air Force, a first for the company. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

HAWTHORNE, Calif., — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been awarded the contract to launch two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems [...]

Falcon Heavy to Take Center Stage in SpaceX’s Future Plans

The Falcon Heavy is a direct outgrowth of SpaceX’s Falcon 9, which—despite a much publicised anomaly during its CRS-1 launch in October—has performed admirably and has never failed to complete its primary mission. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

“Flight computers now in control of the vehicle…”

It is 2013. At first glance, [...]