January 2014

Extreme Cold Delays Orbital Sciences’ 1st Cargo Launch to Space Station

January 6th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences has delayed the launch if its first delivery mission to the International Space Station next week by at least one or two days due to expected frigid temperatures. Orbital Sciences was slated to launch its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship and Antares rocket toward the [...]

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 [...]

November 2013

Holiday travelers trump SpaceX launch plans

November 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Concerned a rocket launch might add more congestion to the skies during Thanksgiving week, federal regulators blocked SpaceX's bid to launch a commercial broadcasting satellite Tuesday and Wednesday, two of the busiest travel days of the year SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Monday after a litany of technical problems triggered [...]

Hi-Def Space Selfies Coming To Your Web Browser Soon

November 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

Coming soon—take the ultimate selfie from space! Two high-definition cameras are on their way now to the International Space Station. There, they will aim to revolutionize how we view our planet and ourselves. A Canadian-based company named UrtheCast will offer the world’s first near-live HD video and imagery of Earth [...]