Commercial Space

Watch Live as NASA Announces Who Will Fly Astronauts to the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson September 16, 2014

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA will make a “major announcement” today on the return of human spaceflight launches for the U.S, specifically which commercial space company — or companies — will taxi astronauts to and from the International Space. You can watch the press conference live here today (Sept. 16) at 4 pm […]

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Sweet Success for SpaceX with Second Successful AsiaSat Launch This Summer

by Ken Kremer September 7, 2014

Shortly after midnight this morning, Sunday, Sept. 7, SpaceX scored a major success with the spectacular night time launch of the commercial AsiaSat 6 satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida, that briefly turned night into day along the Florida Space Coast. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 6 communications satellite blasted off at 1 […]

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Cygnus Commercial Cargo Ship ‘Janice Voss’ Finishes Resupply Mission and Departs Space Station

by Ken Kremer August 15, 2014

The Cygnus commercial cargo ship ‘Janice Voss’ built by Orbital Sciences finished it’s month-long resupply mission and bid farewell to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Friday, Aug. 15, after station astronauts released the vessel from the snares of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. The on time release and departure took […]

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Cygnus Cargo Craft Closing In for Space Station Berthing on July 16 – Watch Live

by Ken Kremer July 15, 2014

The Cygnus commercial cargo craft is rapidly closing in on the International Space Station (ISS) for an expected berthing on Wednesday morning, July 16, following a spectacular lunchtime blastoff from the Virginia shore on Sunday, July 13, carrying over one and a half tons of supplies and science experiments for the six man crew. During […]

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How to Watch Spectacular Antares Commercial Launch to ISS on July 13 – Complete Viewing Guide

by Ken Kremer July 10, 2014

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Catching a break from nearly relentless and damaging thunderstorms along the US East coast, Orbital Sciences Corp. was finally able to roll their commercial Antares rocket out to its beachside launch pad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, VA, early this morning, July 10, following a weather postponement that pushed […]

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