December 2013

Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

December 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

European companies plan to 'democratise' access to space, with trials of technology to begin in 2020   A group of European space companies plans to offer "budget" trips to space tourists from Spain's Canary Islands. Grégoire Loretan of Swiss Space Systems, the company leading the push, said trials were expected [...]

Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture loses protest over NASA’s launch pad

December 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Government Accountability Office on Thursday rejected a protest from the Blue Origin space venture that has been holding back action on NASA's plan to hand over control of its historic Launch Complex 39A to a commercial operator. The decision is a setback for Blue Origin, which is backed by [...]

November 2013

Happy 15th birthday, International Space Station!

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

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday, marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of what is now the largest manmade structure ever built in space. The launch of the module named Zarya ("Sunrise" in Russian) kicked off an unprecedented international undertaking [...]