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Space

SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket flies 1000 meters and returns to launch pad [VIDEO]

By On May 2, 2014

SpaceX has demonstrated a groundbreaking feat of engineering with its latest video. Their Falcon 9 reusable rocket recently launched 1000 meters and returned to the launch pad. The video was shot from… Read More

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Space Flight

Russia to launch probe to search for water on the Moon

By On March 15, 2014

Russia’s rekindling their moon exploration plan, which was unveiled by Igor Mitrofanov of the Institute for Space Research in Moscow. This ambitious  mission will deploy equipment leftover from the cancelled Japanese Lunar-A project and… Read More

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NASA

Space Station Crew Returns to Earth, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

By On March 11, 2014

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Mondayafter 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles Expedition 38… Read More

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NASA

James Webb Space Telescope Passes a Mission Milestone

By On January 24, 2014

NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope has passed its first significant mission milestone for 2014 — a Spacecraft Critical Design Review (SCDR) that examined the telescope’s power, communications and pointing control systems. “This… Read More

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Mars

The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

By On November 22, 2013

Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since then and is now at the… Read More

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Aerospace

DARPA Seeks Experimental Spaceplane

By On September 22, 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has initiated a new program, called Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1), to develop a fully reusable unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space. DARPA… Read More

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Space

Film Review: Europa Report

By On July 9, 2013

Europa is 390,400,000 miles from Earth and took the New Horizons space craft that was launched on January 19, 2006 just 13 months to fly past Jupiter. The movie is set in… Read More

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Aerospace

Open Space Hardware to Revolutionize Space Forever

By On July 4, 2013

The space industry is booming with the introduction of private space companies. SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Planetary Resources, Bigelow Aerospace, Armadillo Aerospace, and so many more are working on privatized space flight. At… Read More

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Aerospace

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Grand Opening

By On June 30, 2013

The Atlantis space shuttle exhibit is like a museum mixed with a theme park. I had the honor of being invited to the grand opening of this great exhibit. I will never… Read More

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Commercial

Paying Tribute to the Past and Focusing on the Future

By On June 23, 2013

On April 12, 1981 – exactly twenty years after Yuri Gargarin became the first man in space – Columbia lifted off of the launch pad as the first Space Shuttle in NASA’s… Read More

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Mars

First Woman in Space Ready to “Take a One Way Trip to Mars”

By On June 9, 2013

Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go to space, said on Friday she was ready to score another coup and fly to Mars, even if it would be just a one-way… Read More

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NASA

NASA Partner Orbital Sciences Test Launches Antares Rocket

By On April 21, 2013

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 5 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The… Read More

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Space Flight

Mars One Contracts Paragon for Mars Life Support Systems

By On March 11, 2013

Mars One has taken a bold step toward their goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars in 2023 by contracting with its first aerospace supplier, Paragon Space Development Corporation®. As required… Read More

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Man in Space

Astronauts To Use Their Own Feces As Radiation Shield For Mars Mission

By On March 3, 2013

In 2018 Inspiration Mars Foundation will be sending one man and one woman on a round trip around Mars.  During their time in space they will be pelted with radiation. They will… Read More

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Mars

Privately Funded Manned 2 Person, 1 Man and 1 Woman, Mars Mission to Launch in 2018

By On February 27, 2013

A unique window of opportunity for humankind will open in January 2018, and the Inspiration Mars Foundation intends to seize it, announcing plans today to pursue a challenging manned mission to Mars… Read More