December 2013

The 7 Ships of the New Space Age

December 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

American engineers are designing and testing more new manned spacecraft than at any other time in history. Here are 7 vehicles that will change how we work and play in space. XCOR Aerospace Lynx Lynx Type: Self-launched space plane Who: XCOR Aerospace Launching: 2014 Destination: Suborbital The Odds: [...]

Commercial Space Race Revolutionizing Business Off Planet Earth

December 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second. The first man in space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was proclaimed by the Kremlin as Citizen of the World and [...]

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 [...]

October 2013

Shutdown’s Effect on Three Commercial Crew Companies Varies

October 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The three firms competing to become NASA’s post-shuttle provider of astronaut transportation services under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program reported different impacts from an ongoing partial government shutdown that has furloughed NASA civil servants authorized to pay these companies for completing development milestones. Boeing Space Exploration of Houston; Sierra Nevada [...]