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NASA News: New Universal Docking Port Installed and Speculation to Sell the International Space Station

August 21, 2016 – On Friday two American astronauts performed a spacewalk to install the International Docking Adapter delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a ... Continue Reading →
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New Docking Adapter Will Democratize Connecting to the International Space Station

July 20, 2016 – On board SpaceX‘s latest Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is a technology that will make it possible for many different types ... Continue Reading →

NASA Continues to Demonstrate It Has Not Lost Its Pursuit of Our Future in Space

May 17, 2016 – NASA isn’t afraid to put money into some of the wildest ideas, many derived from the minds of science fiction writers and film scripts. Hence the American ... Continue Reading →
SpaceX Falcon 9 landing

Commercial Rocket Companies Achieve So Many New Milestones in One Week

April 10, 2016 – First there was the New Shepard rocket launch by Blue Origin on April 2nd, a third successful test flight achieved in less than five months. Then there was an ... Continue Reading →

Sierra Nevada Joins SpaceX and Orbital as Commercial Resupplier to the ISS

January 18, 2016 – In previous commercial resupply contracts, the Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada’s mini-shuttle had been shut out by NASA. But now the space authority has given ... Continue Reading →
HRL Laboratories

3D Printing Materials Advancements Point to a Revolution in Manufacturing

January 5, 2016 – The world of 3D printing has been moving from hobbyist, one-off production using plastics and resins as “inks” to industrial materials. NASA and ... Continue Reading →

Virgin Galactic to Launch its Satellite Delivery System from a Boeing 747-400

December 7, 2015 – Airborne launch systems have been considered by aerospace operators for a number of years but the latest news may make this become almost an every day occurrence. ... Continue Reading →
Beyond Earth

Democratizing Space – SpaceX Takes Up Blue Origin Challenge

December 2, 2015- It’s more than a rumor that SpaceX has decided, in its upcoming Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled for mid-December, to attempt another controlled landing of the ... Continue Reading →
Blue Origin Blue Shepard launch vehicle

Blue Origin Joins Space X in Race to Produce Reusable Rockets

November 25, 2015 – Yesterday in Van Horn, Texas, Blue Origin launched and recovered its New Shepard launch vehicle. Unlike the Space X Grasshopper experiments involving a modified ... Continue Reading →
Illustration of Russian lunar base 2029

Russia to Send Human Crew to the Moon in 2029, 60 Years After Apollo 11

October 29, 2015 – Early this week Vladimir Solntsev, President of S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC Energia), told a technology conference audience in Moscow that ... Continue Reading →