January 2014

News release

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

 Waypoint 2 Space Earns FAA Safety Approval to Provide Spaceflight Training Programs To Set Highest Industry Standard for Commercial Spaceflight Training   HOUSTON – Jan. 28, 2014 – Waypoint 2 Space, a leading provider of spaceflight training for the commercial space industry, today announced it has received FAA safety approval [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cygnus arrives at International Space Station

January 13th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts. A privately launched supply ship reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the [...]