NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Image Credit: NASA’s Commercial Space Partners

In yet another effort to strengthen ties with emerging commercial space companies, NASA has tapped 13 technology payloads to fly on commercial vehicles as part of its Flight Opportunities program. These range from rockets and space planes to balloons. NASA hopes that these flights will allow those […]

On @ The 90: NewSpace Fans Need to Stop Hating

Whenever a post that does not paint the NewSpace movement in glowing terms is posted, NewSpace fans issue a bitter and unending series of rants filled with cherry-picked “facts” and insults. Why is this? Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

Where did NewSpace come from? The philosophy, the people … where did they […]

NASA Planning to Test Bigelow Aerospace’s Inflatable Module on ISS

In this illustration, one can see the BEAM module which NASA plans to send to the International Space Station in 2015 as part of SpaceX’s eighth cargo run to the orbiting laboratory. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, NASA’s Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced plans for the space agency to […]

ESC Empowers Part 3: Payloads & Space Life Sciences

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — David Reed is a soft-spoken man with a passion for science. This much became obvious while AmericaSpace spoke with him at the Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—where Reed is the payload engineering lead for the Engineering Services […]

Golden Spike Company Announces Plans to Send Crews to Moon Within the Decade

Image Credit: The Golden Spike Company

The private space arena has exploded in recent years, accomplishing things that were once the purview of nations. Now, one of these firms has made an announcement that it is working to send commercial customers to the Moon. The Golden Spike Company has stated that, for the […]

SpaceX Awarded Company's First-Ever EELV Contract By U.S. Air Force

SpaceX has been awarded an EELV contract by the U.S. Air Force, a first for the company. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

HAWTHORNE, Calif., — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been awarded the contract to launch two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions by the United States Air Force Space and Missile […]

SpaceX's Florida Director of Mission Assurance Leaves Company

Scott Henderson (right) during one of the many tours he assisted AmericaSpace in conducting. Henderson has left SpaceX for a position with Raytheon. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Scott Henderson, who joined the NewSpace firm in 2009 and served as the company’s director of […]

Boeing Rep Remembers Shuttle, Builds Future

AmericaSpace sat down with Boeing’s Brooke Padden about her thoughts as she moves from the shuttle program – to building Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation or CST-100 spacecraft. Photo Credit (shuttle): Lloyd Behrendt – Image Credit (CST-100): Boeing

Boeing is one of the pillars of the United States’ aerospace industry and for the three […]

NewSpace Firm XCOR Eyes Florida's Space Coast

Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) gestures to those in attendance regarding the prospects of having XCOR open a base of operations on Florida’s SPace Coast. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The private space firm XCOR announced possible plans to establish a base of operations along Florida’s […]