November 2013

Dream Chaser has rough landing in test flight, but firm hails ‘successful day’ for space plane

November 7th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , |

For the would-be spaceship named the Dream Chaser, everything on the first flight of a prototype went perfectly — until the craft touched down, toppled on its side, skidded off the runway and wound up in the sand of the Mojave Desert. The unmanned test flight, conducted in [...]

October 2013

Shutdown’s Effect on Three Commercial Crew Companies Varies

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

The three firms competing to become NASA’s post-shuttle provider of astronaut transportation services under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program reported different impacts from an ongoing partial government shutdown that has furloughed NASA civil servants authorized to pay these companies for completing development milestones. Boeing Space Exploration of Houston; Sierra Nevada [...]

September 2013

Space Race 2013: Who’s Up, Who’s Down, Who’s Going Nowhere

September 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The space-travel industry is more competitive than ever — and just as in all industries, there will be winners and losers You could be forgiven for thinking that everyone but you is going into space. You could also be forgiven for thinking that no one at all is going into [...]