In Orbit http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/8960/more en A Space Reporter’s Swan Song After 44 Years On The Beat http://aviationweek.com/space/space-reporter-s-swan-song-after-44-years-beat <div class="field-deck"> Sputnik to space station and beyond; looking back on a career </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking back on a career illuminated by a love of words, science and the sheer excitement of the promise and peril of space exploration.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/space-reporter-s-swan-song-after-44-years-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/space-reporter-s-swan-song-after-44-years-beat#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space In Orbit Global Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1652831 at http://aviationweek.com Civil/Military Aerospace Split Has Outlived Its Usefulness http://aviationweek.com/space/civilmilitary-aerospace-split-has-outlived-its-usefulness <div class="field-deck"> Geopolitics have changed since final Cold War display in Paris </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Compared to the cold radioactive vacuum of space, survival in combat is a piece of cake. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/civilmilitary-aerospace-split-has-outlived-its-usefulness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/civilmilitary-aerospace-split-has-outlived-its-usefulness#comments Paris Air Show 2017 In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com In Orbit Global Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1649071 at http://aviationweek.com Women Have Advantages As Astronauts, But History Gives Men A Head Start http://aviationweek.com/space/women-have-advantages-astronauts-history-gives-men-head-start <div class="node-body article-body">The imbalance of male-female U.S. astronauts dates to President Dwight Eisenhower’s belief that military pilots were best qualified to fly in space. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/women-have-advantages-astronauts-history-gives-men-head-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/women-have-advantages-astronauts-history-gives-men-head-start#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com In Orbit North America Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1641951 at http://aviationweek.com Trump Climate-Change Move Shows Contempt For NASA http://aviationweek.com/space/trump-climate-change-move-shows-contempt-nasa <div class="field-deck"> Musk rejects Trump over climate change </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For all the showmanship and hyperbole about reusable 100-passenger spaceships, there is something real behind Musk’s vision.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/trump-climate-change-move-shows-contempt-nasa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/trump-climate-change-move-shows-contempt-nasa#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space In Orbit AWST North America Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1638851 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Trump May Be Privatizing Public Space Technology http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/trump-may-be-privatizing-public-space-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The Trump administration’s attempt to opt out of the Restore-L project and transfer its technology to the private sector is raising questions and objections.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/trump-may-be-privatizing-public-space-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/trump-may-be-privatizing-public-space-technology#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Space In Orbit AWST North America Wed, 31 May 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1635731 at http://aviationweek.com ISS Demonstrates Possibilities Of Low-cost Launch http://aviationweek.com/space/iss-demonstrates-possibilities-low-cost-launch <div class="field-deck"> Upcoming SpaceX ISS payloads highlight the value of access </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By making launch more affordable, SpaceX hopes to open the door to wider experimentation in space.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/iss-demonstrates-possibilities-low-cost-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/iss-demonstrates-possibilities-low-cost-launch#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com In Orbit North America Wed, 24 May 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1632991 at http://aviationweek.com <p>The NICER/Sextant experiment is set for launch on the next Dragon to the ISS.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Lunar Water Probably Exists, But Mining It Is Another Story http://aviationweek.com/space/lunar-water-probably-exists-mining-it-another-story <div class="node-body article-body">Finding usable water on the Moon would boost space exploration, but extracting it is likely to be a challenge.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/lunar-water-probably-exists-mining-it-another-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/lunar-water-probably-exists-mining-it-another-story#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space In Orbit AWST Global Wed, 17 May 2017 08:20:00 +0000 1629321 at http://aviationweek.com Technology In Works To Find Extraterrestrial Life http://aviationweek.com/space/technology-works-find-extraterrestrial-life <div class="field-deck"> Finding ET life is hard; new technology will help </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether it is found in our Solar System or another one, discovery of another life form will mean we are not unique in the universe, and probably not even rare. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/technology-works-find-extraterrestrial-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/technology-works-find-extraterrestrial-life#comments Space Exploration In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com In Orbit North America Wed, 10 May 2017 08:20:00 +0000 1625481 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL/SSI Gemini Software Heritage Shaping Human Spaceflight Today http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/gemini-software-heritage-shaping-human-spaceflight-today <div class="node-body article-body">Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser uses guidance, navigation and control techniques first developed for astronaut flights in the 1960s.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/gemini-software-heritage-shaping-human-spaceflight-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/gemini-software-heritage-shaping-human-spaceflight-today#comments Commercializing Space In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space In Orbit AWST North America Wed, 03 May 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1622231 at http://aviationweek.com Sierra Nevada Corp. Private Funds Are An Old Tradition in U.S. Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/space/private-funds-are-old-tradition-us-space-exploration <div class="field-deck"> New space history finds billionaire patrons are nothing new over the long run </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economist and NASA adviser’s new book puts the billionaire space investors in a different perspective. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/private-funds-are-old-tradition-us-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/private-funds-are-old-tradition-us-space-exploration#comments In Orbit Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com In Orbit North America Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1618601 at http://aviationweek.com Yale University Press