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Arianespace’s upcoming Soyuz mission receives its “identity” at the Spaceport

By On December 13, 2014

The payload unit for Arianespace’s next Soyuz launch has now been decorated with logos of the company and this flight’s customer – connectivity provider O3b Networks – as preparations continue for a… Read More

SpaceX Dragon Crew Capsule

Elon Musk And Richard Branson: Space Flight Pioneers of the 21st Century

By On November 19, 2014

In 1923, as George Mallory toured the United States fundraising for his assault on the virgin summit of Mt. Everest, a New York reporter posed to him the question, “Why do you… Read More


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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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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


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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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