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Competition for the job of sending crews to the International Space Station for hire will pick up in 2011 with the addition of a new vehicle proposal from Orbital Sciences Corp. in NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) effort.
Space shuttle Discovery will move back into the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after tanking tests on 17 December, NASA says.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today submitted its proposal for the second round of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Boeing plans to advance the design of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft and Commercial Crew Transportation System and continue to demonstrate key technologies.
With NASA engineers still unable to determine the cause of cracks on space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, the launch has been pushed back to 3 February at the earliest, the US space agency says.
Plans are in place for SpaceX to launch its Falcon 9 demonstrator in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme on 7 December from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
WASHINGTON — Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV-Heavy Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37 Nov. 21, carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite.
ESA’s six latest astronaut candidates proudly received their diplomas today at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. From now on, they are officially ‘astronauts’.
The final launch of space shuttle Discovery will happen no earlier than 3 December, NASA announced Friday.
NASA called off the scheduled Wednesday launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery on its 39th and final flight to assess a potential problem with the backup controller of one of the ship’s main engines, officials said Tuesday.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 2, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers and technicians are supporting Space Shuttle Discovery’s final mission, in part by processing the shuttle’s payload, which includes the last U.S. pressurized element to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).
As space becomes more important to military operations, the flimsiness of the laws and conventions that govern space operations is more apparent. It’s not so much that the structure has become weaker as that technological and industrial developments have exposed its failings.
WASHINGTON — NASA has announced the successful activation of new hardware that will support water production services aboard the International Space Station.
Europe’s future in space and the opportunities it will offer to us all will be discussed at a conference in Brussels on 26–27 October under the aegis of the European Parliament. Members of the public are invited to attend.
VSS Enterprise achieves manned free flight from over 45,000 ft (13,700 metres) and successfully glides to land at Mojave Air and Spaceport.
HOUSTON — NASA space shuttle program managers approved a Nov. 1 launch date for the 11-day STS-133 mission aboard the shuttle Discovery, following a Oct. 6 review of mission preparations.
HOUSTON — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Mojave, California's growing reputation as the Silicon Valley of personal spaceflight heated up last week with Xcor Aerospace's signing of a second wet-lease deal for its Lynx suborbital concept.
WASHINGTON — During a period of universal warming 11 billion years ago, quasars — the brilliant core of active galaxies — produced fierce radiation blasts that stunted the growth of some dwarf galaxies for approximately 500 million years.