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May 01, 2014

Robot Arms Embrace Space Station Cargo Duties

NASA's Mission Control, Space Longshoremen team to offload Dragon's external cargo....More
Apr 30, 2014

Orbital Eying ATK Solid Propulsion System for Antares First Stage

A large solid rocket first stage would boost Antares' 5,000-kg lift capacity to low Earth orbit up to 25%....More
Apr 30, 2014

Orbital ATK Deal's Importance

Sometimes it is the potential energy, not kinetic, that makes the difference....More
Apr 29, 2014

Shuttle Program's Workhorse Carrier Heads for Public Display in Houston

NASA 905, the agency's first Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will provide cornerstone for new shuttle history exhibit at Space Center Houston....More
Apr 29, 2014

Orbital, ATK Announce $5-billion Merger

Deal could give Orbital a US-sourced alternative to the modified Russian NK-33 engines used to power Antares first stage....More
Apr 28, 2014

U.S. Cracks Down on Defense Exports to Russia

Move could block commercial satellite launches on Russian rockets this year....More
Apr 28, 2014

Draft House Language Seeks to Halt Air Force Atlas 5 Launches This Year

The language, circulating in the House Armed Services Committee, would bar the use of Russian rocket technology in launching U.S. Department payloads....More
Apr 26, 2014

McCain Asks Pentagon IG to Investigate Air Force EELV Decision

Air Force Plan to Limit Launch Competition Draws Lawmaker Scrutiny....More
Apr 25, 2014

France, Peru Sign Bilateral Agreement for Airbus Spy Satellite

Peru's defense ministry has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space for construction and launch of Lima's first Earth observation satellite....More
Apr 25, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Scuttles Canadian Satellite Launch on Soyuz

Russia's actions in Ukraine have prompted the Canadian government to forego a planned launch of its M3M satellite atop a Soyuz rocket this summer....More
Apr 20, 2014

Station Astronauts Grapple, Berth 3rd SpaceX Dragon Supply Capsule

NASA's Mission Control: "Great work capturing the Dragon."....More
Apr 04, 2014

U. S., Russia Respond to Sanctions with Cooperation in Space Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver

NASA and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, demonstrated their resolve to sustain a hard fought partnership....More
Apr 01, 2014

Starting Point

Reaction has been less than enthusiastic to NASA's plan to catch a small asteroid....More
Apr 01, 2014

British Scientists Finding Subtle Signatures of Past Cosmic Violence

An aromatic hydrocarbon found in meteorites, dimethylnaphthalene, is offering researchers signatures of far flung violent events in the universe,....More
Apr 01, 2014

Baker's Dozen

SpaceX continues to shake up the industry with significantly lower costs to orbit than other launch providers....More
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