Space Shuttle

Risk Reduction Milestone Tests Move Commercial Dream Chaser Closer to Critical Design Review and First Flight

by Ken Kremer July 23, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The winged Dream Chaser mini-shuttle under development by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has successfully completed a series of risk reduction milestone tests on key flight hardware systems thereby moving the private reusable spacecraft closer to its critical design review (CDR) and […]

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Photos: Readers Share Memories Of NASA’s Final Shuttle Launches

by Elizabeth Howell July 10, 2014

With the three-year anniversary this week of STS-135 — the final launch of the program — we invited readers of Universe Today to send in your pictures of shuttle experiences. We’ve been spoiled with several entries into our Flickr pool, which we’ve posted below. Also, noted space tweep Remco Timmermans generously provided us with dozens […]

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Calling All Space Tweeps! In Honor of STS-135, Share Your Fave Shuttle Pics

by Elizabeth Howell July 8, 2014

Has it been three years already? The last mission of the space shuttle program launched on this day in 2011. We’ve included some of the most beautiful NASA images from the final flight of Atlantis. But we’re also interested in publishing photos from Universe Today readers! If you attended STS-135 or any other launch of […]

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Tour Around Boeing’s CST-100 Spaceliner to LEO: Photos

by Ken Kremer June 12, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – On Monday, June 9, Boeing revealed the design of their CST-100 astronaut spaceliner aimed at restoring Americas ability to launch our astronauts to low-Earth orbit (LEO) and the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. The full scale CST-100 mockup was unveiled at an invitation only ceremony for Boeing executives and […]

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Engineers Start Stacking Operations for Maiden Launch of NASA’s Orion Deep Space Test Capsule

by Ken Kremer June 10, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL- Engineers have begun stacking operations for NASA’s maiden Orion deep space test capsule at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) achieving a major milestone leading to its first blastoff from the Florida Space Coast less than six months from today. The excitement is mounting as final assembly of NASA’s Orion crew vehicle […]

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