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Jul 23, 2012

Progress Departs ISS for One Day KURS-NA Rendezvous System Test

Space Station as viewed bydeparting Progress cameras. Photo Credit: NASA TV   Russia's Progress 47 re-supply craft departed the International Space....More
Jul 21, 2012

Japan’s HTV-3 Boosts Biology, Earth Observation, Advanced Communications Experiments to the ISS

  The third of Japan’s supply and experiment filled H-II transfer vehicles, or the HTV-3, soared into Earth orbit atop an H-IIB rocket from the....More
Jul 18, 2012

Russia Looks to Accelerated Progress, Soyuz ISS Flight Profile

  Russia looks to Soyuz express. NASA TV....More
Jul 17, 2012

ISS Resumes Six Crew Ops with Soyuz Docking

  Soyuz approaches ISS with Russian, U.S....More
Jul 15, 2012

U.S., Russian, Japanese Soyuz Crew Heads for ISS, Demanding Schedule

  Russia's 31 mission Soyuz spacecraft lifts off with NASA's Sunita....More
Jul 12, 2012

New Moon

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to plot a safe course past Pluto for the New Horizons spacecraft have discovered a fifth moon orbiting....More
Jul 05, 2012

SpaceShip2 Mega-Strake On Test

Virgin Galactic will update progress on flight tests of its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) at the Farnborough air show next week where, for the first time, it....More
Jul 05, 2012

A Tale of Two Capsules

Although NASA’s decision last decade to return to the conventional cone-shaped crew capsule for future space missions was viewed by some as a....More
Jul 02, 2012

U. S., Russian and European Astronauts Land in Kazakhstan to End ISS Mission

Soyuz commander Oleg Kononenko is the first to emerge from the 29S mission capsule early Sunday. He was soon joined on the plains of Kazakhstan by....More
Jun 29, 2012

Beautiful Photo of NROL-15 Launching

Enjoy this terrific photograph from Aviation Week's regular onsite Cape shooter Ben Cooper. From Ben:....More
Jun 28, 2012


Inspired by great dreamers like Ray Bradbury, we have all come to expect that someday mankind will explore and settle the Red Planet....More
Jun 27, 2012

Nuclear NASA

Wired Science has a new post entitled Tour the Tomb of NASA’s First and Last Nuclear Reactor. The name is an apt description and there are a lot of....More
Jun 25, 2012

Article: ISS Use Increasing

Frank Morring has the cover story in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology: ISS Utilization Advancing After Stumbles.  Frank writes:....More
Jun 25, 2012

Globalstar and Thales Alenia Space Mend Fences, Move Forward

Globalstar and Thales Alenia Space said June 25 they had buried the hatchet with regard to prior legal disputes and agreed to the terms of a....More
Jun 22, 2012

What Do You Think About Commercial Space?

We have a pretty good debate going on Frank's In Orbit column from last week's Aviation Week & Space Technology. SpaceX Success Gives Commercial....More
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