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: [...]

NASA Astronauts To Fly as ‘Participants’ on Commercial Space Taxis, FAA Rules

December 8th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA astronauts will fly as “space flight participants” aboard commercial spaceships being developed to taxi crews to and from the international space station, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation has determined. “NASA astronauts do not meet the definition of ‘crew’ as [...]

Why the next decade’s hot space race revolves around the moon

December 6th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If China’s just-launched Chang’e 3 lunar probe (quaintly known as the Jade Rabbit) drops its robotic rover down on the Moon’s surface in mid-December as scheduled, it will be the first soft landing on our nearest celestial neighbor in 37 years. It also kicks off a resurgence of interest in [...]

November 2013

NASA Hails Success of Commercial Cargo Effort, Looks Ahead to Crew Flights

November 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency’s public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. A little more than [...]