Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7365/more en Lawmakers Debate President’s First Nuclear Strike Authority http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-debate-president-s-first-nuclear-strike-authority <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experts in nuclear policy caution that changes to limit the president's authority on ordering a first strike could disrupt the U.S.’s ability to deter attacks. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-debate-president-s-first-nuclear-strike-authority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-debate-president-s-first-nuclear-strike-authority#comments Washington Outlook Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Space Washington Outlook Asia Pacific AWST North America Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1715181 at http://aviationweek.com Office of Sen. Bob Corker New Virgin Space Company Wins First Government Launch Deal http://aviationweek.com/space/new-virgin-space-company-wins-first-government-launch-deal <div class="node-body article-body">The newly created national security launch subsidiary of Virgin Orbit has won its first contract from the U.S. Defense Department.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/new-virgin-space-company-wins-first-government-launch-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/new-virgin-space-company-wins-first-government-launch-deal#comments Defense Space AW.com Programs Space Top Stories Top Story - Home North America Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:23:00 +0000 1714781 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Pathfinder, the first LauncherOne test vehicle, is loaded into the test stand at Mojave.&nbsp;</p> Credit: Virgin Orbit Google-backed Moon Race Nears Finish Line http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/google-backed-moon-race-nears-finish-line <div class="node-body gallery-body">Five teams are in the running for $30 million in prizes for landing on the Moon, demonstrating spacecraft imaging and mobility systems.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/google-backed-moon-race-nears-finish-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/google-backed-moon-race-nears-finish-line#comments Commercializing Space Galleries Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AWST Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1714481 at http://aviationweek.com Companies Look To Make The Moon A New Commercial Frontier http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/companies-look-make-moon-new-commercial-frontier <div class="field-deck"> Fifty years after Apollo, the Moon is a rising star in commercial and government space exploration initiatives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The first private lunar mission is expected to launch in early 2018, a half-century after nations raced to get to the Moon. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/companies-look-make-moon-new-commercial-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/companies-look-make-moon-new-commercial-frontier#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:55:00 +0000 1714551 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Dream Chaser Drop Test Paves Way Toward Orbital Flight http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/dream-chaser-drop-test-paves-way-toward-orbital-flight <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Milestone completes Sierra Nevada’s paid NASA Commercial Crew work and sets up critical design review for unmanned station resupply missions. Photo: NASA </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/dream-chaser-drop-test-paves-way-toward-orbital-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/dream-chaser-drop-test-paves-way-toward-orbital-flight#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1713871 at http://aviationweek.com NASA More Yearlong ISS Missions Await NASA Commercial Crew Ops http://aviationweek.com/space/more-yearlong-iss-missions-await-nasa-commercial-crew-ops <div class="node-body article-body">The launch of U.S. astronauts on more "one-year" International Space Station missions are not planned until commercial crew operations are underway. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/more-yearlong-iss-missions-await-nasa-commercial-crew-ops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/more-yearlong-iss-missions-await-nasa-commercial-crew-ops#comments Space AW.com Operations Space Top Stories North America Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:09:00 +0000 1712771 at http://aviationweek.com ISS: NASA Dream Chaser Completes Successful Free-flight Test http://aviationweek.com/space/dream-chaser-completes-successful-free-flight-test <div class="node-body article-body">Sierra Nevada Corp. plans to conduct a series of progressively higher-altitude drop tests of its Dream Chaser spacecraft following the successful completion of the flight at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Edwards, California.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/dream-chaser-completes-successful-free-flight-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/dream-chaser-completes-successful-free-flight-test#comments Space Programs AWIN North America Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:28:00 +0000 1712321 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Sierra Nevada&#39;s Dream Chaser&nbsp;landing on Edwards AFB&rsquo;s Runway 22L Nov. 11 after the free-flight test.</p> NASA NASA Looks To Mitigate Additional SLS Debut Launch Delays http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looks-mitigate-additional-sls-debut-launch-delays <div class="field-deck"> Another delay for Space Launch System spurs NASA to take a more hands-on approach with suppliers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. space agency is optimistic about a December 2019 launch, but could slip Exploration Mission-1 to June 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looks-mitigate-additional-sls-debut-launch-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looks-mitigate-additional-sls-debut-launch-delays#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1710831 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Lawmakers Challenge U.S. Air Force Space Leadership http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-challenge-us-air-force-space-leadership <div class="field-deck"> Defense bill directs Air Force space shake-up </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this week's Washington Outlook: Defense policy legislation skips the creation of a corps, puts the deputy defense secretary in charge of space spending.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-challenge-us-air-force-space-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-challenge-us-air-force-space-leadership#comments Washington Outlook Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Space Washington Outlook AWST North America Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1710721 at http://aviationweek.com Bridenstine Vows He'll Stick To Science If Confirmed As NASA Chief http://aviationweek.com/space/bridenstine-vows-hell-stick-science-if-confirmed-nasa-chief <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Oklahoma Republican congressman would become the first professional politician to head the U.S. space agency. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/bridenstine-vows-hell-stick-science-if-confirmed-nasa-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/bridenstine-vows-hell-stick-science-if-confirmed-nasa-chief#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:20:00 +0000 1710101 at http://aviationweek.com Joel Kowsky/NASA