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 [...]

NASA Hails Success of Commercial Cargo Effort, Looks Ahead to Crew Flights

November 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency’s public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. A little more than [...]

September 2013

Space Race 2013: Who’s Up, Who’s Down, Who’s Going Nowhere

September 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The space-travel industry is more competitive than ever — and just as in all industries, there will be winners and losers You could be forgiven for thinking that everyone but you is going into space. You could also be forgiven for thinking that no one at all is going into [...]

Giant Leaps for Space Firms Orbital, SpaceX

September 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A successful launch and a separate in-orbit rendezvous on Sunday, both funded largely with corporate dollars, are accelerating what amounts to the privatization of NASA's current human spaceflight efforts. Orbital Sciences Corp. became the second commercial entity to send a spacecraft to the international space station, with its Cygnus cargo [...]