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SpaceX Achieves Successful Space Station Cargo Delivery and Return Mission With Sunday Splashdown

October 28th, 2012

  SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast Sunday afternoon, successfully restoring a U. S. cargo delivery and return capability to the International Space Station once shouldered by NASA’s long running space shuttle program. The Dragon freighter, filled with nearly a ton of frozen biomedical specimens and […]

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Los Angeles Bound Endeavour to Stop in Houston, Fly Over Mulitiple U. S. Cities

September 8th, 2012

Retired shuttle orbiter Endeavour will make a three-day grand tour of NASA spaceflight facilities this month as it makes its way from theKennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, Calif., where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. The plans, however, are subject to change because of the weather. […]

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Book Review: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program

August 29th, 2012

Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program by James A. Vedda; Xlibris Publishing; Bloomington, Indiana; Casebound Hardcover: $29.99; 2012. Just in time for an election year! The author has provided a no-nonsense review of what arguably seems to be the nonsensical and on-going twisted trajectory of U.S. space program. This is a well-reasoned and expertly researched […]

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CubeSat Thruster: Engine of Creation

August 17th, 2012

A worry about the proliferation of CubeSat satellite launches is adding clutter to an already troublesome amount of Earth-circling debris. If CubeSats were deployed at higher orbits, they would take much longer to degrade, potentially creating space clutter. As more CubeSats are launched farther from Earth in the future, the resulting debris could become a […]

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First Space-bound Orion Reaches NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

July 2nd, 2012

NASA hosted ceremonies on Monday marking the arrival of the first space-bound  Orion/Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center launch site inFlorida. The spacecraft, manufactured by Lockheed Martin at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., is scheduled for an unmanned test flight in 2014 . Exploration Flight Test-1, launched aboard a […]

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Two to Go!

April 30th, 2012

  Enterprise, NASA’s flight test orbiter, reached New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday, where it will remain for several weeks, awaiting a barge ride up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Before its ferry flight from Dulles International Airport in suburbanVirginia came to an end at […]

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