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Oct 14, 2014

High Hopes – Can Compact Fusion Unlock New Power For Space And Air Transport?

Plan has huge implications for future space and aircraft propulsion....More
Oct 07, 2014

U.S., European Astronauts Resume Scheduled Space Station Spacewalks

"You should see my view, right now," teased European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst....More
Oct 02, 2014

Remembering the X-Prize

Ten years ago the world’s first privately built spaceship was flown to sub-orbit high over California, clinching the $10 million Ansari X-Prize and....More
Sep 25, 2014

Russian Soyuz Overcomes Solar Array Problem to Deliver Three to ISS

"We're monitoring the solar arrays, but the power seems to be fine." Mission Control Moscow informed Soyuz commander Alexander Samokytyaev, cosmonaut....More
Sep 23, 2014

Space Station Crew Captures Dragon Cargo Capsule

International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, captures SpaceX Dragon capsule....More
Sep 21, 2014

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Mission Lifts Off for the International Space Station Early Sunday

SpaceX Dragon expected to rendezvous with the International Space Station early Tuesday....More
Sep 20, 2014

Low Clouds, Rain Force NASA, SpaceX to Scrub Saturday Launch Attempt

Poor weather remains a factor as SpaceX prepared for a second launch attempt early Sunday....More
Sep 19, 2014

Higher and Faster in the X-15

Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight....More
Sep 19, 2014

Podcast: Match Made in Space -- New Companies and Traditional Giants

Major developments in Commercial Crew and rocket engines are the subject of this week’s Check 6 podcast....More
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
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