SpaceX Signs Agreement for Potential Military Launches

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of SMC, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk signing the CRADA Photo Credit U.S. Air Force Joe Juarez

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and SpaceX have signed an agreement that will eventually allow SpaceX to be considered as a launch provider for U.S. military […]

Orion Fairing Test Encounters Problem

The Orion service module fairing panels fall into the Fairing Catch Systems after being jettisoned via Separation Strut/Ordnance actuations. Photo Credit: NASA

At first blush, the fairing of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) might not seem to be a vital piece of equipment; however, it is crucial. NASA is currently testing the […]

Art in a Fairing Vacuum Chamber Test

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Video courtesy of SpaceX

The test of the 17 m long, 5 m wide fairing was conducted inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Plum Brook Station facility at Glenn Research Center.

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Remotes, Tweetups, and Rockets: Preparing for Launch

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Failure Summary Report on Glory Mission Released by NASA

NASA has released a summary of a report that delved into the cause behind the 2011 accident that doomed the Glory spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

NASA has released its findings concerning the failure that occurred during the 2011 launch of the space agency’s Glory spacecraft on an Orbital Science Corporation’s Taurus XL rocket. […]