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NASA Strengthens Virgin Galactic Ties With New Contract

[/caption] NASA has, on a number of occasions tapped the NewSpace firm Virgin Galactic to help the space agency accomplish…

11 years ago

NASA to Test Laser Communications System

[/caption]Quite often, communication rates with remote spacecraft have been a limiting factor when exploring our solar system. For example, it…

11 years ago

Commercial Space Roundup

[/caption] By all reports – commercial space is thriving. A number of recent announcements show that the burgeoning “private” space…

11 years ago

Two Into The Blue: One Engineer’s Gemini Reflections

[/caption] It is probably one of the least understood, but most crucial, (in terms of landing a man on the…

11 years ago

China To Launch Space Station Module Prototype

[/caption] China's space program is in the news again, this time with unconfirmed reports that the Tiangong 1 space lab…

11 years ago

Chasing Rockets, Chasing History: One Journalist’s Video Reflections

[/caption] CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – As one might imagine covering the space program is a exciting vocation. Some professionals focus…

11 years ago

One On One With Space Shuttle Program’s First Pilot, Robert Crippen

[/caption] CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – The shuttle program has drawn to a close. Present at the final flight was one…

11 years ago

Burt Rutan’s Race To Space: A Primer For Things To Come

[/caption] Voyager, Proteus and SpaceShipOne have become aerospace legends. As has the man who established them all – Burt Rutan.…

11 years ago

End of the Shuttle Era: Q & A With Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach

[/caption] CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – He has been with the shuttle program for the past three decades and has witnessed…

11 years ago

Shuttle Endeavour Will Be Visible Over UK Just After Final Launch

[/caption] On April 29th, 2011, the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to blast off for the last time, delivering the…

12 years ago