December 2013

Private Rocket Launch Thursday Night Visible from US East Coast

December 17th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

People along the east coast of the United States should get a great opportunity to see a rocket launch from their own backyards this week. Weather permitting, observers from Massachusetts to the Carolinas could see an International Space Station-bound Cygnus spacecraft launch atop a two-stage Antares rocket Thursday (Dec. 19) [...]

November 2013

To the moon? NASA passes the torch for space commercialization

November 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

NASA celebrates the successes of its commercial space program. NASA's chief closed out the space agency's first campaign to commercialize spaceflight on Wednesday, marking a transition to more ambitious efforts to create new U.S. spaceships that could send astronauts into orbit — and perhaps back to the moon [...]