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Google Will Give Historic Moffett Field and Hangar One New Life Through Lease Agreement With NASA

Aerial view of Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif. Historic Hanger One is visible to the left of the image. Photo Credit: NASA

It’s safe to say that just about anyone who has driven on Highway-101 through Mountain View, Calif., at the south end of the San Francisco peninsula close to San Jose, [...]

NASA Hosts Earth Science Social Media Event

This view of Earth comes from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite.Photo Credit: NASA

One-hundred people from 22 U.S. states and some foreign countries will attend a two-day NASA Social on Nov. 4 and 5 at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Elysium Space: You Too Can Go to the Final Frontier, But Not Like in the Movie

For only $1,190, you too can be sent into space after you die. Image Credit: Elysium Space

The new science fiction film Elysium offers a unique twist on an old theme—rich vs. poor—as a possible future for humanity. In 2154, the wealthy live on a luxurious space station called Elysium, while the poor (everyone [...]

Mobile Service Tower Rolled Back in Preparation for Launch of WGS-6

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Mobile Service Tower (MST) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) was rolled back the length of a football field revealing the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium rocket within. This impressive display is just one [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: Delta IV Medium (WGS-6)

United Launch Alliance is poised to launch a Delta IV Medium rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 8:29 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Everything is moving forward with a planned Wednesday evening launch attempt of a [...]

As Atlas Rolls to SLC-41, Delta IV Undergoes WDR in Preparation for August Launch

A Delta IV Medium rocket underwent a “Wet Dress Rehearsal” on July 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In a day marked by many events dedicated to preparing for the launch of an Atlas V 551 rocket, over at nearby [...]

New Era in Space Exploration? Planetary Resources Crowdfunded Arkyd Space Telescope Reaches Goal

Image Credit: Planetary Resources

After a month-long campaign, Planetary Resources, Inc., a company with its eye on mining asteroids, reached its goal on Sunday, June 30 of raising $1.5 million through crowdfunding. The money, pledged by 17,600 supporters through the Kickstarter website, will go toward launching the world’s first public-use space telescope—Arkyd. Due to [...]

Soyuz Rocket Launches Four Satellites From French Guiana

Photo Credit: ESA / Corvaja

Tuesday, June 25 saw the launch of the first four satellites in a novel telecommunications network aimed at improving high-speed Internet access and mobile phone connectivity to vast numbers of people in developing parts of the world. The quartet of spacecraft, owned by the O3b company headquartered on the UK [...]

Photo Feature: ULA Returns Delta IV to Service

Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Providing a strong showing for itself, United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV medium rocket thundered off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at the opening of its launch window at 8:27 p.m. EDT Friday, May 24. In so doing, it returned [...]

WGS-5 Launch Marks Delta IV's Triumphant Return to Flight

Tonight’s launch is the second launch in just eight days for United Launch Alliance. The Delta IV 5,4 medium launch vehicle lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:27 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit:Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Barely eight days after it boosted an Atlas V [...]