Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane. Photo Credit: SNC
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the company developing the Dream Chaser spaceflight vehicle, is back on track to conduct a series of Approach and Landing tests (ALT) after the government shutdown halted work at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California earlier this month. With [...]
NASA’s Orion capsule is one way to becoming a flight-worthy spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian
NASA’s had some trials and triumphs lately developing its next generation spaceflight system. In the last month, an Orion spacecraft cracked during pressure testing and a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket flew supersonically—at least, a model managed a simulated [...]
Capt. John Jacobs of the NASA vessel Liberty Star talks about the specialized equipment aboard both the ships including the Freedom Star where he talks about a giant clamshell capsule that captures thermal and high-definition visuals of the space launch from the stern of the ship. Photo Credit: Rich Beauchesne, Chief Photographer, Portsmouth Herald
Really interesting article by the Huntsville Times’ Lee Roop, NASA, companies unveil breakthrough spacecraft welding process about an event yesterday held at Marshall Space Flight Center to announce a new process of making domes, or common bulkheads, that cuts both cost and weight by 25%.
The process is called spin-forming and it replaces the previous [...]