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: [...]

Private space flight – Cluster analysis

December 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The entrepreneurs of new technologies like to flock together. Those behind “New Space” are no different. And the place they are clustering is the middle of a desert IT BEGAN with a boom. In 1947 Chuck Yeager, a pilot in the newly formed United States Air Force, became the first [...]

Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture loses protest over NASA’s launch pad

December 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Government Accountability Office on Thursday rejected a protest from the Blue Origin space venture that has been holding back action on NASA's plan to hand over control of its historic Launch Complex 39A to a commercial operator. The decision is a setback for Blue Origin, which is backed by [...]

SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

December 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit -- nearly 50,000 [...]