Space Flight

India’s MOM Snaps Spectacular Portrait of New Home – the Red Planet

by Ken Kremer September 30, 2014

MOM is truly something special. For her latest eye popping feat, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has snapped the first global portrait of her new Home – the Red Planet. Ken Kremer on Google+

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Russian Space Station Extension? Don’t Count On It Yet, NASA Head Says

by Elizabeth Howell September 30, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – NASA isn’t “reading too much” into a report that the Russians will spend $8 billion on the International Space Station through 2025, the head of the agency says. That date is five years past the international agreements to operate the space station. The Russian announcement comes at a pivotal time for NASA, […]

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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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