SPACEX DRAGON SUCCESSFULLY ATTACHES TO SPACE STATION

Hawthorne, CA — For the second time this year, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is at the International Space Station. Expedition 33 crew members Akihiko Hoshide and Sunita Williams today grappled Dragon and attached it to the station, completing a critical stage of the SpaceX CRS-1 cargo resupply mission. Hoshide used the station’s robotic arm to … More SPACEX DRAGON SUCCESSFULLY ATTACHES TO SPACE STATION

Dream Chaser by Sierra Nevada is the best choice?

Sierra Nevada Corp. drew the short straw in NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) competition, winning only about half as much of the federal seed money to advance its Dream Chaser lifting-body crew vehicle as its two competitors received for their capsule designs. At $212.5 million, the company’s award is not exactly chump change, but … More Dream Chaser by Sierra Nevada is the best choice?

Space Tourism Is Here! Wealthy Adventurers Wanted

Mark Holm for The New York Times Spaceport America’s terminal in southern New Mexico is intended to be the first facility to serve private space companies. By JESSE McKINLEY WEDGED between a strip-mall chiropractor and a cluster of optometrists in Rochester, N.Y., the offices of the DePrez Group of Travel Companies hardly seems like the kind … More Space Tourism Is Here! Wealthy Adventurers Wanted

Commercial crew’s winners and losers

Monday, August 6, 2012 Throughout the summer, those following NASA’s commercial crew program had been playing a guessing game: when would the agency announce the winners of the next round of funded Space Act Agreements, called Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, or CCiCap? NASA had given only a vague schedule—some time in July or August—leading to … More Commercial crew’s winners and losers

LauncherOne by Virgin Galactic

LauncherOne Furthering the Space Frontier Virgin Galactic is proud to announce LauncherOne, a revolutionary new launch vehicle dedicated to enabling dramatically more people and users to benefit from space. The technology that goes into manufacturing satellites has come a long way since the days of Sputnik and Explorer I. With many satellite components following the … More LauncherOne by Virgin Galactic

ATK Liberty loses out in high-stakes race for space money

By John Hollenhorst, Deseret News Published: Friday, Aug. 3 2012 7:13 p.m. MDT NASA committed more than a billion dollars to Boeing Co. of Houston; Space Exploration Technologies, called SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif.; and Sierra Nevada Corp. of Louisville, Colo. Alliant Techsystems Inc. was left out in the cold. “This is very disappointing and it comes from … More ATK Liberty loses out in high-stakes race for space money

Boeing to Further Develop Commercial Crew Space Transportation System Under NASA CCiCap Award

Commercial Crew Integrated Capability phase of human spaceflight development program to be completed in 21 months   KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Aug. 3, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received notification that NASA will invest $460 million for further development of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program: Commercial … More Boeing to Further Develop Commercial Crew Space Transportation System Under NASA CCiCap Award

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program 672130main_CCiCap Announcement NASA and its Commercial Crew Program (CCP) announced new agreements today with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years. Advances made by these companies under newly signed … More NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

Eaton Home NG Power Unit may be able to fuel GA Aircraft also?

Eaton Home NG Power Unit By Thomas Black – Jul 20, 2012 1:03 PM MT Eaton Corp. (ETN) and General Electric Co. (GE) are working on competing projects to develop a $500 home natural-gas fueling station, enticing car owners to switch to a fuel that has become cheap because of shale drilling. Their efforts are part of a U.S. … More Eaton Home NG Power Unit may be able to fuel GA Aircraft also?

ATK Unveils Unique Liberty Capability

LIBERTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICE TO HAVE EXTENDED CARGO CONFIGURATION Jul 3, 2012   ARLINGTON, Va., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK), the company leading development of the Liberty commercial spacecraft, is pleased to announce an expanded crew and cargo capability. The extended cargo configuration will allow the Liberty spacecraft to take full advantage of the … More ATK Unveils Unique Liberty Capability

Airbus A400M

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A400M The second prototype A400M, Grizzly 2, at the 2010 Farnborough Airshow Role Long-range military transport Manufacturer Airbus Military First flight 11 December 2009[1] Status Under development, in flight testing Primary users German Air Force (planned) French Air Force (planned) Spanish Air Force (planned) See Operators below for others Number built 5 as of December 2011[2] Unit cost … More Airbus A400M