Space Flight

Assembly Completed on Powerful Delta IV Rocket Boosting Maiden Orion Capsule Test Flight

by Ken Kremer September 28, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Assembly of the powerful Delta IV rocket boosting the pathfinder version of NASA’s Orion crew capsule on its maiden test flight in December has been completed. Orion is NASA’s next generation human rated vehicle that will eventually carry America’s astronauts beyond Earth on voyages venturing farther into deep […]

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Busy Spaceport: There are Now Five Spaceships Parked at the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson September 26, 2014

Mars isn’t the only place in the Solar System that was busy this week with arriving spacecraft. While NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s MOM arrived in orbit around the Red Planet, the International Space Station also welcomed two arriving spacecraft, bringing the total of docked ships at the ISS to five. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Russia Plans To Spend $8B On Space Station Through 2025: Report

by Elizabeth Howell September 24, 2014

Amid tensions surrounding international space collaboration, Russia is planning to spend $8 billion (321 billion rubles) on the International Space Station between 2016 and 2025, according to a Russian state agency report. Deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin made the announcement at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Part of the money […]

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History Created as India Dares Unknown and Achieves Near Impossible – MOM Successfully Arrives in Mars Orbit

by Ken Kremer September 24, 2014

Space history was made today when India’s car sized Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) successfully fired its braking rockets and arrived in Mars orbit today (Sept. 23 EST/Sept. 24 IST) on the nation’s first attempt to explore the Red Planet. Indeed MOM is India’s maiden interplanetary voyager and “created history.” India thereby joins an elite club […]

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Seeking Apollo Pictures? Here’s How To Find Obscure Shots From The Moon-Landing Program

by Elizabeth Howell September 23, 2014

While any image from the Apollo program is stunning, some of the more iconic ones are used over and over again while equally amazing pictures remain relatively unknown. A recent Reddit thread posted what the user said was some of the “more uncommon” images of the program. You can see the full slideshow here. In […]

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