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SpaceShipTwo Test Flight Success

September 6th, 2013

The sky above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California was the scene for another test flight of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – the reusable space plane destined to carry tourists to the edge of space. The September 5 flight – the vehicle’s second powered flight, saw the craft achieve the highest altitude and greatest […]

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Book Review: Round About the Earth – Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

July 7th, 2013

Round About the Earth – Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit by Joyce E. Chaplin; Simon & Schuster; New York, New York; $35.00; 2012. This is a fascinating and pleasurable look at explorers that have accomplished around-the-world travel. For almost five hundred years, we human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth – by […]

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FY-Eye: NASA’s Image Detective System!

July 4th, 2013

A creative new website is available from NASA that can help improve your own feature-spotting skills and geographical knowledge about our planet – a plus in readying yourself for your own space tourism flight in Earth orbit. Meanwhile, you can also help the Crew Earth Observations team with photographs from the International Space Station (ISS). […]

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Atlantis Exhibit Makes Weekend Debut

June 28th, 2013

  Orbiter Atlantis, a veteran of 33 NASA shuttle missions, goes on public display in Central Florida on Saturday as the centerpiece of a $100 million Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex exhibit.   More than 40 astronauts, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, will be among those participating in […]

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Book Review: The Little Book of Space Law

May 28th, 2013

The Little Book of Space Law by Matthew J. Kleiman; ABA Book Publishing; Bolingbrook, Illinois; $19.95 (Regular)/$17.95 (American Bar Association Member); 2013. This is an excellent and very readable treatment regarding space law – the international and national laws that govern human activities in outer space. Plus, you’ll find a surprising gaggle of factoids and […]

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SpaceShipTwo Success! First Powered Flight

April 29th, 2013

UPDATE: For the first time ever, SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket engine in flight! A major milestone in commercial human spaceflight. According to a Virgin Galactic report: “Wheels stop—SpaceShipTwo safely on the ground after a triumphant day in the sky. So proud of our team!” SpaceShipTwo pilots Stucky and Alsbury confirm: SpaceShipTwo exceeded the speed of […]

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