December 2013

American engineers are designing and testing more new manned spacecraft than at any other time in history. Here are 7 vehicles that will change how we work and play in space.

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  • ISS
  • Job done. Happy Christmas spacewalkers

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins completed a spacewalk yesterday to fit a spare ammonia pump to the International Space Station (ISS).

The new pump was successfully restarted by flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center last night and a...

  • Spacewalking Astronaut
  • Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – Two space station astronauts popped in a new pump during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, eager to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system.

It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...

  • Spacewalking Astronaut
  • Spacewalkers do repairs more quickly than expected — and stay dry

Two NASA spacewalkers started fixing the International Space Station’s cooling system more quickly than expected on Saturday, with no sign of the helmet-flooding problem that led NASA to outfit astronauts with snorkels for the first time.

Astronauts Rick...

  • Mars Landscape
  • Incredible Technology: How to Mine Water on Mars

The bone-dry desert of present-day Mars may seem like the last place you would look for water, but the Red Planet actually contains a wealth of water locked up in ice.

Evidence that Mars once supported liquid water has been mounting for years, and exploratory...

  • Spaceport America Company Locations
  • Private space flight - Cluster analysis

The entrepreneurs of new technologies like to flock together. Those behind “New Space” are no different. And the place they are clustering is the middle of a desert

IT BEGAN with a boom. In 1947 Chuck Yeager, a pilot in the newly formed...

  • Viewing Map
  • Private Rocket Launch Thursday Night Visible from US East Coast

People along the east coast of the United States should get a great opportunity to see a rocket launch from their own backyards this week.

Weather permitting, observers from Massachusetts to the Carolinas could see an International Space Station-bound Cygnus...

  • Space Shuttle on Plane
  • Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

European companies plan to ‘democratise’ access to space, with trials of technology to begin in 2020

 

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  • NASA Launch Pad
  • Bezos' Blue Origin space venture loses protest over NASA's launch pad

The Government Accountability Office on Thursday rejected a protest from the Blue Origin space venture that has been holding back action on NASA’s plan to hand over control of its historic Launch Complex 39A to a commercial operator.

The decision is a setback...

Watch the CNN video HERE

If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan...

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