X MARKS THE SPOT: FALCON 9 ATTEMPTS OCEAN PLATFORM LANDING

During our next flight, SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship. While SpaceX has already demonstrated two successful soft water landings, executing a precision landing on an unanchored ocean platform is significantly more challenging. … More X MARKS THE SPOT: FALCON 9 ATTEMPTS OCEAN PLATFORM LANDING

Orbital Rolls Out Antares Rocket to Launch Pad at Wallops Island for Upcoming Test Flight

(Dulles, VA 6 April 2013) Early this morning, Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) rolled out the first fully integrated Antares rocket from its assembly building at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in eastern Virginia in preparation for its inaugural flight that is scheduled for April 17 at approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT). This morning, beginning at … More Orbital Rolls Out Antares Rocket to Launch Pad at Wallops Island for Upcoming Test Flight

Starbee Gyro the commercialization of the Gyrobee

Search | FAQ’s  |  User Login  |  Cart  Login    |    Sign Up      Home Items in cart [ 0 ] We understand the excitement that’s generated once you’ve discovered that The BUZZ is the BEE GYROBEE. From the ground up, we help you create your Gyrobee – Star Bee Gyros is here for you.   Contact Us   Airframe Kits   Gyrobee Documentation   Forum   Classifieds Total BEE … More Starbee Gyro the commercialization of the Gyrobee

NASA SLS vs NASA C3PO

The U.S. Space Launch System, or SLS, will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth orbit. It also will back up commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo missions, the SLS will be safe, affordable, and sustainable, to continue America’s … More NASA SLS vs NASA C3PO

Bigelow: For Space Station, a Pod That Folds Like a Shirt and Inflates Like a Balloon

Julie Jacobson/Associated Press Robert T. Bigelow, president of Bigelow Aerospace, right, and Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy administrator, unveiled plans for an inflatable pod to dock with the International Space Station. By KENNETH CHANG NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — An inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station in a couple of years will … More Bigelow: For Space Station, a Pod That Folds Like a Shirt and Inflates Like a Balloon

Orbital Sciences Poised For 2013 ISS Cargo Deliveries

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com Source: AWIN First December 27, 2012 Hurricane Sandy came and went in late 2012, as did many of the start up issues at Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), elevating the prospects that Orbital Sciences Corp. will complete its NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems program milestones in the New Year and begin lucrative … More Orbital Sciences Poised For 2013 ISS Cargo Deliveries

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Takes Giant Leap Towards Reusability with 40 Meter Flight (with video)

SpaceX’s Grasshopper took a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, SpaceX’s vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTVL), rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered and landed safely on the pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle … More SpaceX’s Grasshopper Takes Giant Leap Towards Reusability with 40 Meter Flight (with video)

Advent by DARPA

Graham Warwick Washington There is no guarantee that the next generation of U.S. tactical aircraft will be fielded, as hoped for, some time around 2030. Instead, the adaptive engine and system technology now being developed will find its home first in upgrades to the Lockheed Martin F-35, the only U.S. fighter in production through the … More Advent by DARPA