January 2014

News release FAQ’s

January 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Q: What is Waypoint 2 Space? A: Waypoint 2 Space is a Nevada Corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas leading the evolution of commercial spaceflight training. Waypoint 2 Space is the only FAA Safety approved company in the world that will be providing fully comprehensive and immersive spaceflight training programs for [...]

SNC Announces First Orbital Flight of Dream Chaser® Company Outlines Plans for its Flight Operations

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sparks, Nev., Jan. 23, 2014 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces that it has confirmed that the first orbital flight of its Dream Chaser® Space System will occur on November 1, 2016. Dream Chaser will be brought to orbit on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that is [...]

NASA to Launch Next-Generation Relay Satellite Today: Watch It Live

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and a fleet of orbiting research observatories. The 3.8-ton spacecraft is scheduled to lift [...]

Hello, Newton: Virgin Galactic unveils its ‘other’ rocket engine

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MOJAVE, Calif. — Even as Virgin Galactic is testing the hybrid rocket motor that powers its SpaceShipTwo suborbital space plane, it's developing a different rocket engine for orbital flights. Now the company is taking the wraps off that kerosene-fueled powerhouse, known as the Newton. Two types of Newton engines have [...]