NASA Assigns First Crews For Boeing Starliner & SpaceX Crew Dragon Flights

NASA introduced to the world on Aug. 3, 2018, the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. The agency assigned nine astronauts […]

NASA Updates Schedule for Starliner & Crew Dragon Orbital Flight Tests

Artist renderings of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner & SpaceX’s Crew Dragon in orbit. Image Credit: NASA

Tomorrow NASA will announce the astronauts who will fly the first space missions from U.S. soil since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011, when America became solely dependent on Russia to fly our astronauts to and […]

Means and the Muscle: Where Does Falcon Heavy Stand Alongside the Heavylifters?

Last week’s launch of the maiden Falcon Heavy has opened a niche in the market for super-heavylift launch vehicles. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

“If you can hear me over the cheering,” intoned SpaceX’s John Insprucker in the seconds after 3:45 p.m. EST Tuesday, 6 February, “Falcon Heavy, heading to space on her test-flight. Building […]

These Are The Best Places to Watch Falcon Heavy's Debut Next Week

Waterfowl around launch complex 39A take flight as the world’s most powerful (soon) operational rocket, the Falcon Heavy, came to life for a test fire on Jan 24, 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

Thousands of space enthusiasts and spectators, as well as around 400 credentialed journalists from around the globe, are flocking […]

SpaceX Says Gov't Shutdown Will Impact Falcon Heavy, ISS Resupply Missions and Others

The inaugural SpaceX Falcon Heavy atop launch pad 39A for testing recently. Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

The federal government shutdown currently underway will impact the nation’s ability to launch space missions, and not just government missions either. SpaceX is currently testing their inaugural Falcon Heavy rocket on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space […]

Falcon Heavy Rises Atop Pad 39A for First Time

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket stands atop historic KSC launch pad 39A for the first time Dec 28, 2017. Photo Credit: Richard Angle / @rdanglephoto on Instagram

One of the most highly-anticipated rockets in history rose atop its launch pad for the first time today, December 28, 2017, as SpaceX’s triple-barreled Falcon Heavy went […]

Check Out Elon's Tesla Getting Ready for Launch on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

An original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, will launch atop Falcon Heavy on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit. Photo: Elon Musk via Instagram

Just a few days ago SpaceX released the first photos of their highly-anticipated new heavy-lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, being prepared for its inaugural launch in the company’s Horizontal Integration […]

SpaceX Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket for Early 2018 Launch Debut

The Falcon Heavy, processing towards its inaugural flight off KSC pad 39A in early 2018. Photo: SpaceX

This morning Elon Musk revealed in a tweet SpaceX’s highly-anticipated new triple-barreled Falcon Heavy rocket, which is slated to fly for the first time as soon as next month.

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Dream Chaser Passes Major CRS-2 Review Milestone, Next Flight Test Nears

Sierra Nevada Corporation engineers and technicians prepare the firm’s Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle for tow tests on a taxiway at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Southern California. The vehicle’s second free-flight test is expected later this year. Photo Credit: NASA / Ken Ulbrich

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ is another step […]

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Blue Origin's Crew Capsule

A sneak peek inside Blue Origin’s crew capsule design. Image Credit: Blue Origin

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos and his Kent, Wash.-based company Blue Origin have been making progress at a steady rate the last few years, developing and testing a fully reusable, suborbital New Shepherd flight system and making plans to resurrect dormant Cape […]