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  • Apr 21, 2015
    blog

    Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

    "We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it."...More
  • Apr 16, 2015
    Video
    AviationWeek.com

    Video: Falcon 9 Close Call 15

    This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory....More
  • Apr 15, 2015
    blog

    Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

    "These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More
  • Apr 14, 2015
    blog

    Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 5

    The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Space Symposium Outlook

    Ahead of next week's Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, our editors discuss the latest on an American-built engine to send U.S. national security assets to space, competition between ULA and Space X, the state of U.S.-Russian relations and more....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
    blog

    Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 11

    The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
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