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Private Firm Shoots for the Moon: Calls for Property Rights Regime

November 13th, 2013

At a press conference today, representatives of NASA and Bigelow Aerospace discussed the options for commercial sector involvement in space exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. Under a NASA Space Act Agreement, Bigelow Aerospace of North Las Vegas, Nevada has scoped out joint cooperation between corporate and NASA interests for human space exploration and development. Bigelow Aerospace […]

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Book Review: Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual

October 31st, 2013

Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual – An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission; Quayside publishing group/Zenith Press; Minneapolis, MN; $28.00; November 2013. For those of you that didn’t experience the “real deal” in 1970 – beyond the great Ron Howard movie – you can’t do any better than […]

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Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies

October 10th, 2013

  NASA Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter, who in May 1962 became the second American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday. Carpenter, 88, was hospitalized in his home state of Colorado after suffering a stroke in September. The multi-dimensional Carpenter launched into space only once on a  three orbit near five hour mission, after backing […]

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Book Review: Russia in Space – The Past Explained, The Future Explored

September 28th, 2013

Russia in Space – The Past Explained, The Future Explored by Anatoly Zak; Apogee Prime; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; $49.95 (soft cover); July 2013. Get this book! This is an impressive, artfully done and seminal masterpiece. The 316-page, large format volume is a visual feast of information, written by an expert on Russia’s earliest vision of […]

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Swiss SOAR Space Plane Project Expands Technical Partnerships

September 26th, 2013

Swiss Space Systems (S3) is on a quest to manufacture, certify and operate automated suborbital spaceplanes for small satellite deployment. S3 has announced they have partnered with Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) adding to its cadre of technical advisors. The Cooperation with BMSTU will enable the exchange of academicals between Russia and Switzerland to […]

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Book Review: Rocket Girl – The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist

September 22nd, 2013

Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by George D. Morgan; Prometheus Books; Amherst, New York; $18.00 (soft cover); July 2013. No doubt, many have been absorbed by Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys (also known as October Sky). But this book captures a lost legacy surrounding Mary Sherman Morgan. It’s […]

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