December 2013

Private space flight – Cluster analysis

December 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The entrepreneurs of new technologies like to flock together. Those behind “New Space” are no different. And the place they are clustering is the middle of a desert IT BEGAN with a boom. In 1947 Chuck Yeager, a pilot in the newly formed United States Air Force, became the first [...]

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, [...]