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Weekly Space Hangout – May 23, 2014: How Do You Say “Camelopardalids?”

by Fraser Cain May 23, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: David Dickinson (@astroguyz,, Alessondra Springmann (@sondy), Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter) & Mike Simmons (Astronomers without Borders) This Week’s Stories: Possible Meteor Storm Starlight Festival ISEE-3 space act/reboot/amp arrived Dream Chaser wind tunnel tests Mars crater discovered Atlas Launch Mars Crater Seen Before/After We record the Weekly Space Hangout […]

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Sues Government to Break US Air Force’s National Security Launch Monopoly

by Ken Kremer April 25, 2014

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of the upstart commercial launch venture SpaceX, announced at a press conference today, Friday, April 25, that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force’s awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – […]

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US Spy Sat and SpaceX Set for Double Barreled Blastoffs After Critical Cape Canaveral Radar Revitalized

by Ken Kremer April 9, 2014

The Florida Space Coast is about to ignite with a doubled barreled dose of spectacular rocket launches from Cape Canaveral over the next few days that were suddenly postponed two weeks ago amidst final launch preparations when an electrical short completely knocked out use of the US Air Force’s crucial tracking radar that is mandatory […]

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ISS, NASA and US National Security dependent on Russian & Ukrainian Rocketry Amidst Crimean Crisis

by Ken Kremer March 5, 2014

Virtually every aspect of the manned and unmanned US space program – including NASA, other government agencies, private aerospace company’s and crucially important US national security payloads – are highly dependent on Russian & Ukrainian rocketry and are therefore potentially at risk amidst the current Crimea crisis as tensions flared up dangerously in recent days […]

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Sierra Nevada Dreamchaser Will Launch on First Orbital Flight Test in November 2016

by Nancy Atkinson January 23, 2014

Commercial space company Sierra Nevada Corporation and NASA announced plans today to launch an orbital test flight of the Dream Chaser vehicle in 2016, and that they plan to use processing facilities at Kennedy Space Center as well as land the vehicle at NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. “Today we’re very proud to announce […]

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