January 2014

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 [...]

NASA to Launch Next-Generation Relay Satellite Today: Watch It Live

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and a fleet of orbiting research observatories. The 3.8-ton spacecraft is scheduled to lift [...]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo reaches record height in latest test

January 10th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic sent its SpaceShipTwo reusable space vehicle to new heights on Friday, blasting the craft nearly 13.5 miles into the air and reaching a speed of Mach 1.4. The craft left Mojave Air and Space Port at approximately 7:22 a.m. PST strapped to the WhiteKnightTwo carrier [...]

Extreme Cold Delays Orbital Sciences’ 1st Cargo Launch to Space Station

January 6th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences has delayed the launch if its first delivery mission to the International Space Station next week by at least one or two days due to expected frigid temperatures. Orbital Sciences was slated to launch its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship and Antares rocket toward the [...]