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Nov 26, 2012

Study Suggests Earth, Mars Share Primordial Water Source, Chondritic Meteorites

In their earliest eras, the Earth, Mars and the solar system's other rocky planets drew water from the same source, chondritic meteorites -- not....More
Nov 25, 2012

Reaching for the Stars in Mojave

Two space access projects are making significant progress at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Stratolaunch Systems, a Paul Allen project, has....More
Nov 25, 2012

Germany the Victor in Launcher Debate

The French put up a good fight, but it looks like Germany has won the battle over Europe's future launch vehicle development: The European Space....More
Nov 21, 2012

UK To Invest in Orion Service Module

Britain has committed €20 million ($26 million) to help pay for Europe's continued participation in the ISS. Flush with cash from an unprecedented 25....More
Nov 20, 2012

Taurus XL Mishap Inquiry Could Affect Antares

NASA says it may have discovered the root cause of two consecutive launch failures of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus XL rocket, a manufacturing....More
Nov 19, 2012

Dragon's "Radiation-Tolerant" Design

Last week, NASA revealed that SpaceX's first commercial resupply mission to the ISS experienced a number of anomalies in addition to the shutdown of....More
Nov 19, 2012

Three ISS Crew Descend into Wintry Kazakhstan Aboard Soyuz Capsule

A Soyuz capsule carrying Russian, U.S. and Japanese astronauts descended safely onto the frigid plains of northern Kazakhstan late Sunday, bringing....More
Nov 14, 2012

French, Canadian Astronomers Find Nearby Homeless Planet

A collaboration between French and Canadian astronomers announced the detection of a young, free floating Jupiter-class planet on Wednesday, a....More
Nov 09, 2012

UK Ups ESA Investment 25% Ahead of Key Budget Meeting

Despite budget pressures at home, the UK plans to invest £1.2 billion in European Space Agency (ESA) programs over the next five years, a 25%....More
Nov 08, 2012

AvWeek's Space Laureates Finalists

Every year, Aviation Week presents our Laureates Awards. Space finalists for this year: + Curiosity Mars rover + Elon Musk, Chief Executive,....More
Nov 01, 2012

Spacewalkers Begin Space Station Cooling System Repair

Sunita Williams, center, emerges from U. S. airlock for International Space Station spacewalk.  Photo Credit: NASA TV....More
Nov 01, 2012

SpaceX Dragon CRS-1 Capsule Scores Safe Splashdown

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja, Calif., Sunday afternoon, cementing a commercial version of the U.S....More
Oct 26, 2012

Cool Video

Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec) mounted a flight camera on the flight test vehicle it used Oct. 20 to demonstrate its new "vortex" rocket engine....More
Oct 25, 2012

Russian, U.S. Soyuz Crew Docks with Space Station

Soyuz spacecraft with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut closes in on ISS docking. Photo Credit: NASA TV ....More
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Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 7

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal. Less remembered is his controversial offer two years later to cooperate with the Soviet Union on a manned lunar landing....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001) 5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner to a hotel....More
Sep 9, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947) 2

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
Aug 27, 2015

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 22

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
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