Take Back the Night: Launch Images of Delta IV with WGS-6

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — On Aug. 7, 2013, the AmericaSpace team headed to meet representatives from the United States Air Force’s 45th Space Wing as well as those from United Launch Alliance (ULA) in preparation for the launch of ULA’s Delta IV Medium with the Wideband Global […]

Light & Sound: The Launch of ULA Delta IV Rocket with WGS-6

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Video courtesy of AmericaSpace / Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Given the recent rains in the area, many of the media that assembled to cover the launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket were concerned with the mosquitoes that would assail them in the marshes where they […]

Delta IV Launches High-Capacity WGS-6 Military Communications Satellite

United Launch Alliance put on a stunning display of power with the launch of a Delta IV Medium rocket and its Wideband Global Satcom 6 satellite. Liftoff occurred promptly at 8:29 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 in Florida. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

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NASA Cedes Control of Shuttle Landing Facility to Space Florida

Space Florida and NASA announced a partnership to utilize the Shuttle Landing Facility (pictured above) for commercial purposes. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — On Friday, June 28, NASA announced that Space Florida will now be responsible for the management of the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) located at […]

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 […]

Art in a Fairing Vacuum Chamber Test

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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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ISS: A Future Beyond 2020?

Will the ISS survive past 2020? Photo Credit: NASA

 

Use of ISS is, per Section 501 (a) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010[1], to be operated until 2020. Although since the 2010 NASA Act was written NASA has talked about extending the use of ISS beyond 2020 […]

Elon Musk Says Rockets Reusability Will Be The Revolution

Seen here is the test firing of a Falcon 9-R engine. SpaceX’s founder has stated that he views reusability as key to revolutionizing space flight. Photo Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk, discussed the company’s objectives in the short and long term at the D11 executive conference on May 28.

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Boeing, ULA Complete Commercial Crew Milestones

Boeing and United Launch Alliance have completed key milestones in having the CST-100 fly atop the Atlas V launch vehicle. Photo Credit: Boeing

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel testing of a model of the company’s submission in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 spacecraft itself, however, is not alone in accomplishing objectives on […]

A Most 'Egg-cellent' Competition: Space Florida and Kennedy Space Center Host 'Egg Drop'

Third graders from Lithia Springs Elementary show off their “Lithia Lynx Lander” at the Planetary Lander Egg Drop. Photo credit: Emily Carney/AmericaSpace.

DOVER, Fla — While it has been said, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” and “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” 233 Florida students opted to not take […]