January 2014

SNC Announces First Orbital Flight of Dream Chaser® Company Outlines Plans for its Flight Operations

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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 [...]

December 2013

The 7 Ships of the New Space Age

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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: [...]

November 2013

Defense firms see space as the next commercial frontier

November 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For defense contractors looking for growth markets as Pentagon spending slows, the “final frontier” is looking more and more attractive. “People really don’t understand how big a business space is. I mean, the commercial satellite market is enormous. It far dwarfs anything that’s going on in exploration,” said James Crocker, [...]

October 2013

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft’s Avionics – Installed, Tested, Ready

October 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla –NASA’s next planned crewed spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle or “Orion MPCV” has turned a pivotal corner toward ferrying crews to possible destinations beyond low-Earth-orbit. The spacecraft which will conduct the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) had its avionics systems installed, powered up and ran [...]