Obama Visits Florida – But Not Space Coast

President Barack Obama waves to the media after attending a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

ORLANDO, Fla – President Barack Obama visited the Sunshine State Thursday evening for a fund-raising dinner that cost $30,000 a plate. All total, Obama made four stops in Florida, including Miami and Orlando – but made no […]

NASA Seeks Game Changing Technology Payloads For Suborbital Research Flights

The Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceliner SpaceShipTwo makes its first crewed flight on July 15, 2010 over the Mojave Desert in California, one of a series of test flights before the first flight of the passenger ship for space tourism flights. Virgin Galactic is one of seven US companies selected by NASA to provide flight services to text technology payloads. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic

The Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceliner SpaceShipTwo makes its first crewed flight on July 15, 2010 over the Mojave Desert in California, one of a series of test flights before the first flight of the passenger ship for space tourism flights. Virgin Galactic is one of seven US companies selected by NASA to provide […]

NASA Receives Final NRC Report On Space Technology Road Maps

Artist's concept of NASA's next generation Space Launch System in action. Credit: NASA

Artist's concept of NASA's next generation Space Launch System in action. Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA has received the National Research Council (NRC) report “NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities,” which provides the agency with findings and recommendations on where best to invest in technologies needed to enable NASA’s future missions in space. […]

SpaceX Test Fires Brand New Engine – New Video Shows SuperDraco Engine In Action

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company’s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company’s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. Photo Credit: SpaceX

“SuperDraco engines represent the best of cutting edge technology,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “These engines […]

On @ The 90: As “Soyuz Epoch” Becomes “Epic Fail” – NASA Needs Own Spacecraft

Given that the end of the space shuttle program was announced in 2004, it is well past the time when NASA should be flying astronauts on its own spacecraft. The fault, however, is not with NASA – but with the government. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

The “Soyuz Epoch” continues to go badly. Shortly […]

NASA’s J2-X Engine Kicks Off 2012 With Powerpack Testing

Space Launch System

This image is from a 2008 cold flow test campaign conducted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for the J-2X engine program. The next-generation engine was selected as part of the Space Launch System architecture that will once again carry humans into deep space. Photo Credit: NASA

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — A […]

Opinion: “When Will We Go Back?” SEI, the VSE and the Hope for the Future

When will we have a clearly-defined objective to explore beyond low-Earth-orbit again? Image Credit: NASA

“Politicians,” astronaut John Young once said, “are a strange bunch of critters.” In its first half-century of life, NASA propelled humanity further than ever before: into space, to the Moon and to the farthest reaches of the […]