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In Spite of October's Mishap, SpaceX's Computers Are a Go

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule at the end of the International Space Station’s robotic arm. Photo Credit: NASA

Two months ago, one of SpaceX’s Dragon capsules lost one of its three flight computers while docked with the International Space Station. The likely cause was a radiation hit, but according to SpaceX’s director of vehicle certification, John [...]

Next SpaceX Commercial Resupply Flight Delayed

The next launch of one of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft atop one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets is now slated to occur no earlier than March of next year. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert / Wired4Space

The second commercial flight of Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon cargo vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) has [...]

Electric Bus Might Make Quiet Splash at Kennedy Space Center

One of Proterra’s electric buses toured Kennedy Space Center recently. Officials from public and private organizations toured the center and got to see how the vehicle handled during their visit. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA has always been at the forefront of technology and with interest in greener, cleaner machines [...]

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 [...]

Expedition 33's Crew Tames the Dragon

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, currently berthed to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Yesterday was another big day for SpaceX. For the second time in five months, one of the company’s Dragon capsules has rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station. The crew has even opened the capsule ahead of schedule. Completing this [...]

The 2012 Space Race Is On!

Saturday evening, the Romney campaign released its space policy white paper, Securing U.S. Leadership in Space. As Obama showed on Aug. 3, 2008 when he told the Space Coast of his unwavering support for NASA’s Constellation program, hope can be an important selling point to the Space Coast, and to winning the eastern anchor of [...]

CCiCap Awards Suggest SpaceX Favored Over Other Competitors

In May of this year, SpaceX became the first company to rendezvous with and be berthed to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

By Jim Hillhouse & Jason Rhian

A recent series of articles appearing on the website Parabolic Arc raises questions about NASA’s management of NASA’s Commercial Crew program. In particular, concerns are [...]

NASA Conference Expenses Scrutinized

One of the larger controversies last spring was the General Services Administration’s (GSA) $822,000 “Hats Off” Program gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada. A music video highlighting the extravaganza and its expenses caused a political firestorm. The GSA’s largess stood in stark contrast to what Congress was trying to impress upon the public – [...]

Romney Mentions Neil Armstrong During RNC Acceptance Speech

Photo Credit: NASA

TAMPA, Fla. – During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 30, Mitt Romney highlighted the accomplishments of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon who passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. During his acceptance speech, Romney [...]