January 2014

Commercial Space Travel Training Firm Gets FAA Approval, But NASA’s Role Still TBD

January 31st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

WASHINGTON — Waypoint 2 Space — a Houston startup aimed at helping commercial astronauts train for spaceflight — has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration safety approval for its plan to train would-be astronauts. However, finalizing an agreement with NASA to use astronaut training facilities at Johnson Space Center in Houston [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]