January 2014

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 [...]

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: [...]

The Unlikeliest Astronaut

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

Mike Melvill’s journey into space Alone in the sleek, composite shell of an experimental spacecraft he helped build, suspended beneath the broad wings of the White Knight carrier airplane, test pilot Mike Melvill is glad to finally get busy. The two aircraft have been ascending together for nearly an hour, [...]

October 2013

Spaceport Wars: More states joining NM in space industry quest

October 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , |

LAS CRUCES – As Spaceport America gets its finishing touches, awaiting the day that Virgin Galactic launches passengers beyond the stratosphere, more states are looking at entering the space industry, with a spaceport at the cornerstone of their plans. “It almost looks like wildflowers growing across the U.S., if you [...]