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Sep 12, 2014

Podcast: U.S. Scrambles To Develop New Rocket Engine In Wake Of Disagreements With Russia

Frank Morring joined Bill Sweetman and Jim Asker in a discussion about U.S. rocket engine development now and in the near future....More
Sep 10, 2014

Soyuz TMA-12M Makes Safe Return to Earth with ISS Crew

A pinpoint landing for the Soyuz TMA-12M crew, NASA's Steve Swanson and Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, after 169 days in Earth orbit....More
Sep 03, 2014

Iridium and Aireon talk ADS-B

The full-length version of AW&ST's August 2014 interview with Iridium CEO Matthew Desch and Aireon President and CEO Donald Thoma is below,....More
Aug 28, 2014

Undersea Astronaut Crew Will Test Deep Space Communications, Robotics Strategies

"Imagine we land humans on Mars and we have five to 10 robots we can send out to areas of interest for our researchers to look at," said Randy....More
Aug 22, 2014

Astronaut Steve Nagel's Unforgettable Landing

Astronaut Steve Nagel has died after a battle with cancer. We'll never forget his 1991 space shuttle landing. It was bad but could have been worse....More
Aug 22, 2014

Podcast: Is There Room for Entrepreneurs in Aerospace and Defense?

A new venture is developing a low-cost launch vehicle to orbit small satellites. But two smaller companies bid for – and ultimately lost – contracts....More
Aug 10, 2014

NASA Waiting On Batteries Before Resuming ISS Spacewalks

U. S. orchestrated spacewalks, previously set for Aug. 21 and 29, will be rescheduled for later this year....More
Jul 25, 2014

SpaceX on Rumored Layoffs

California company sees 5% workforce reduction....More
Jul 21, 2014

UPDATE: DigitalGlobe's Before and After Images of MH17 Crash Site

U.S. commercial imagery provider DigitalGlobe posts electro-optical images of eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region....More
Jul 14, 2014

ESA's Venus Express Completes Aerobraking Test

"Once we have completed the orbit raise, we look forward to procesing and analyzing the scientific data collected onthe atmosphere," says Patrick....More
Jun 28, 2014

Parachute Failure Mars NASA's LDSD Pacific Flight Test

"This is sort of new territory we were in," said NASA Low Density Supersonic Decelerator engineer Dan Coatta. "Our test goals were to inflate the....More
Jun 27, 2014

SpaceX to launch Orbcomm on Falcon 9 July 14

But will they webcast it?....More
Jun 26, 2014

NASA Primed for New Round of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Launch Attempts

The U. S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility has cleared launch attempts for June 28, 29 and 30, July 1 and 3....More
Jun 24, 2014

NASA's $2.5 Billion Curiosity Rover Reaches Prime Mission Threshold

"When you are exploring another planet, you expect surprises," notes Jim Erickson, NASA's Curiosity project manager....More
Jun 20, 2014

Podcast: The State of Human Deep Space Exploration

How likely is human flight to Mars? In this week's Check 6 podcast, longtime space editors Jim Asker and Frank Morring discuss this week's....More
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