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Astronauts Practice Launching in NASA's New Orion Spacecraft

Astronauts Rick Linnehan and Mike Foreman try out a prototype display and control system inside an Orion spacecraft mockup at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the first ascent and abort simulations for the program.Photo Credit: NASA

For the first time, NASA astronauts are practicing a launch into space aboard the agency’s [...]

Partnerships Make Missions Possible

A team of technicians at Textron Defense Systems apply Avcoat ablative material to the composite honeycomb structure attached to the Orion heat shield carrier structure. The ablative material is designed to protect the spacecraft from extreme temperatures during re-entry.Image Credit: NASA

A relationship that began more than 50 years ago between NASA and Textron [...]

Remotes, Tweetups, and Rockets: Preparing for Launch

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Covering the space program is an amazing experience. There is a tremendous amount of effort that has to go on behind the scenes to bring the sheer power, the thrill, and the spectacle of launch to the public. Do not think for [...]

Photo Feature: ULA Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-2

Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — AmericaSpace’s team of photographers worked tirelessly to produce stunning images from the recent launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second of the United States military’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous (SBIRS GEO-2) spacecraft. With remote camera (stay tuned for a [...]

Exclusive Launch Coverage of United Launch Alliance Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-2

Video courtesy of Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Yesterday’s video compilation was a mixture of United Launch Alliance video and audio as well as elements produced by Wired4Space. We have been trying out new angles and more video recorders—and it is starting to pay off. Watch this video to see what we [...]

Boom Boom Pow! Stunning Video Compilation From SBIRS GEO-2 Launch

Video courtesy of Wired4Space with elements provided by United Launch Alliance

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — AmericaSpace has been working to include better video coverage of the exciting events that we cover on a regular basis. One of the partnerships that we have forged is with the dynamic duo of Mike Barrett and [...]

ULA Hosts First Tweetup, Prepares to Launch Atlas Rocket

United Launch Alliance hosted the first half of its two-day “Tweetup” today. The second half will take place tomorrow during launch activities for the Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted its first “Tweetup” today at Cape Canaveral Air [...]

Upward and Forward: Orion Gains New Support, Tests Parachute Failure

NASA conducted a test of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system today. Unlike the image posted here, today’s test saw the intentional failure of one of the capsule’s parachutes to see if the spacecraft could land safely on just two of its three parachutes. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA’s new crewed, deep space exploration spacecraft, Orion, [...]

What Can Be Done About Space Fender Benders? Plenty.

Graphic Rendition of Space Junk Orbiting Earth. Image Credit: NASA

With over 500,000 pieces of space debris currently orbiting Earth just how much danger do they pose to the International Space Station and other operational satellites? NASA is taking this very seriously. During this past weekend of March 24 and 25, the six astronauts [...]