|China to launch first "space shuttle bus" this year|
10 March 2014
China is expected to launch an upper stage aircraft this year that can be used as a
"space shuttle bus" to propel payload in space, a senior official in charge of rocket
research said. The Yuanzheng-1 (Expedition-1) upper stage aircraft, attached with a
carrier rocket, can carry aircraft using its own power system after reaching an initial
|Peruvian satellite launched by Progress|
6 February 2014
Chasqui I was taken to the International Space Station on the Progress M-22M shuttle. Chasqui I will not be put into orbit until the end of March, when astronauts will be in the right location to release the equipment into orbit.
|Review: Challenger: An American Tragedy|
4 February 2014
More than a quarter of a century after the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger, is there anything more that can be written about that fatal accident? Jeff Foust reviews a short ebook that does offer a new perspective from the person who was the voice of launch control.
|NASA Observes Day of Remembrance Jan. 31|
30 January 2014
NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s Day of Remembrance on Friday, Jan. 31.
|Review: Wheels Stop|
27 January 2014
Two and a half years after the end of the last Space Shuttle mission, the program is firmly in NASA’s past, even if it still casts a shadow on the agency today. Jeff Foust reviews a book that examines the history of the Shuttle program post-Challenger, with interviews of many of the astronauts who flew on those missions.
|Russia starts ambitious super-heavy space rocket project|
27 November 2013
On the 25th anniversary of the historic flight of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has formed a working group to prepare "within weeks" a roadmap for the revival of the Energia super-heavy booster rocket.
|Review: To Orbit and Back Again|
25 November 2013
The Space Shuttles have been retired, but there remains fascination about how these very capable, but very complex, vehicles flew. Jeff Foust reviews a book that dives deep into the technical details about the shuttles and their operations.
|Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana Available for Interviews|
20 November 2013
Robert Cabana, director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and veteran space shuttle astronaut, will be available for interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20.
|Mini space shuttle crash-lands after free-flight test|
1 November 2013
No one was on-board when the Dream Chaser crashed at the end of its first free flight, and valuable lessons are being learned
|Outer space may rescue US lawyers from a saturated job market|
11 October 2013
As more companies like Virgin Galactic and Space X, which shuttles supplies to the International Space Station, venture into space, space lawyers will be more critical to these businesses’ success.
|Orbital’s Cygnus space freighter embarks on maiden voyage|
18 September 2013
The new Cygnus commercial cargo ship has launched on a demonstration voyage to the International Space Station. Built by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), the robotic vessel lifted off atop an Antares rocket from the Wallops spaceport in Virginia, US. Cygnus is one of two private systems seeded by Nasa to meet America’s ISS re-supply requirements following the retirement of the space shuttles.
|Dream Chaser mini-shuttle prepares for free flight tests|
19 August 2013
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft recently completed a series of
range and taxi tow tests, which pave the way for free flights that could begin this fall.
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