NASA Astronaut Scott Altman Speaks to College Students and Staff

NASA Astronaut Scott D. Altman speaks to students and staff at West Virginia University. Photo Credit: Alan Didion and Cathy Lally

Contributors: West Virginia University Engineering Students and Student Partnership for the Advancement of Cosmic Exploration (SPACE) members Alan Didion, Cathy Lally, and Amanda Thorp

NASA Astronaut Captain Scott […]

Celebrating Black History Month: NASA’s African-American Astronauts

NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Photo Credit: NASA

February is Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, and here at AmericaSpace we are celebrating the achievements of African-American astronauts in the United States Space Program. From Guion “Guy” Bluford to Ronald McNair, these courageous Americans made significant contributions to human space […]

Petition Started to put New Horizons on a Stamp

New Horizons Postage Stamp Concept by Dan Durda

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has been busy reaching milestones, setting records, and putting Earth farther and farther away in its rearview mirror on its journey toward Pluto. Scheduled to reach its point of closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, New Horizons is […]

Astronaut Jerry Ross Retires from NASA

NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross. Photo Credit: NASA

Astronaut Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has announced his retirement from NASA. Throughout his NASA career, which began in 1979, Ross achieved many distinctions and proved to be a valuable asset both in and out of a spacesuit. […]

Microgravity Mountaineers: West Virginia University Students to Fly with NASA

This is the first in a series of five articles covering West Virginia University’s Microgravity Research Team whose flight will be taking place this summer. Kerri Phillips has worked with the WVU Microgravity Research Team in the past and is now bringing her experiences to AmericaSpace.

NASA's Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunities […]

AmericaSpace to Develop “Legendary” Media, Education and News Resource


As AmericaSpace covered the end of the shuttle era, our core development team began thinking about the next evolutionary step of space-related media. As some of you have noted – we have been changing the look and feel of AmericaSpace – this has all been in preparation for something…Legendary. We’re not going to […]

Orion Crew Capsule Undergoes Final Water Drop Test

Orion Drop Test on January 6, 2012. Photo Credit: NASA

The ninth and final water landing test of the Orion crew capsule was performed earlier today at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The 18,000 pound mockup splashed into Langley’s Hydro Impact Basin, wrapping up a series […]

NASA Aeronautics: Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Artistic Concept of UAS in NAS, Photo Credit: NASA

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is often on the forefront of aeronautics research with noteworthy projects such as the F-18 High Angle-of-Attack (Alpha) Research Vehicle (HARV) and the X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft. It has […]