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: [...]

November 2013

NBC to Broadcast Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Space Launch Live

November 8th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It's official: Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceflight revolution will be televised. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, has inked a deal with NBC ensuring that the network will air live coverage of the inaugural flight of the company's private SpaceShipTwo rocket ship, as well as other special programs in [...]

October 2013

Spaceport America budget estimating no launches til August 2014

October 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

LAS CRUCES — Spaceport America released a fiscal 2015 budget this week that pushes back its estimates for when Virgin Galactic may begin its flights and when the visitor’s center will open. The budget assumes Virgin Galactic will start flying by August 2014, about six months later than previously expected. [...]

Spaceport Wars: More states joining NM in space industry quest

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

LAS CRUCES – As Spaceport America gets its finishing touches, awaiting the day that Virgin Galactic launches passengers beyond the stratosphere, more states are looking at entering the space industry, with a spaceport at the cornerstone of their plans. “It almost looks like wildflowers growing across the U.S., if you [...]