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OECD Report: A New Space Race

October 25th, 2014

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has unveiled their new report: The Space Economy at a Glance 2014. The report provides a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity. This new edition provides indicators and statistics based on both official and private data, in over forty countries […]

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Space Station Crew Welcomes Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus Cargo Mission

January 12th, 2014

The six person crew of the International Space Station eagerly greeted the first Orbital Science Corp’s re-supply mission flown under the terms of an eight-flight $1.9 billion Commercial Crisply Services agreement early Sunday. The astronauts opened the supply capsule at 12:17 p.m., EST, well ahead of schedule, and began to unload a 2,780 pound cargo […]

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New Year’s Eve Times Square Celebration to Feature Space Station Astronauts

December 31st, 2013

Astronauts from the International Space Station will appear before millions world wide as part of annual New Year’s Eve festivities broadcast from One Times Square in New York City. NASA’s Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins as well as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata will appear on the large Toshiba Vision screen positioned just […]

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NASA’s Mission Control Restores Space Station Cooling Systems Following Christmas Eve Spacewalk

December 25th, 2013

  NASA’s Mission Control focused Christmas Day activities on restoring thermal control systems aboard the six person International Space Station to normal operations. Those efforts were to be followed by a return of powered equipment throughout the six person orbiting research lab to action, including science experiments that were suspended when a flow control valve […]

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Milestone Reached in Sunshield for James Webb Space Telescope

September 20th, 2013

More progress has been reported in the James Webb Space Telescope program, the world’s next-generation space observatory and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The fabrication of all template layers for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) sunshield has been completed. The template layers are the last step before making the final JWST flight sunshield […]

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