New year, new name: NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air […]
At 8 a.m. PDT, over the deserts of Mojave, Calif., Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2), ferried aloft by the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft, was released, and […]
Another Year Tacked On: Happy Birthday wishes to X-15 pilot and NASA group 5 astronaut Joe Engle. Born in 1932, Engle served as commander of STS-2 in 1981 and STS-51I in 1985. Photo shows Engle and astronaut Richard Truly heading for Pad 39A during a pre-flight test prior […]
A Birthday Remembered: Today we remember Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong, who would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on August 5. Armstrong became a NASA astronaut in 1962 and is shown here in July 1965 while assigned as back-up command pilot for the Gemini 5 mission. Neil […]
Can You Train for History? — Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong during extra-vehicular activity training exercises at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in April 1969.
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A spaceplane is quite simply a vehicle that can fly as both an airplane in the atmosphere—generating lift from its wings—and as a spacecraft in a vacuum using rocket propulsion. No spaceplane has yet […]
Virgin Galactic activated SpaceShipTwo’s (SS2) rocket motor for the first time in flight Monday morning, sending the space plane supersonic and paving the way for customers to fly into space.
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Following months of speculation and deliberation, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday to rename NASA’s Dryden Flight […]
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