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  • Space plane due in '08, NASA contractors told

    WASHINGTON - NASA has formally notified the three contractors working on the orbital space plane project that the agency wants the companies to push toward a new deadline of 2008. When the project was proposed late last year, the plan was to have a...
  • Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops

    Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops
    The Cygnus spacecraft that launched Sunday from Wallops Island made it safely to the International Space Station early Wednesday. The station's Expedition 40 crew grappled the space freighter at 6:36 a.m., and completed second-stage capture at 8:53 a.m....
  • Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS

    Cygnus launched from Wallops berths safely with the ISS
    The Cygnus cargo spacecraft that Orbital Sciences Corp. launched Sunday from Wallops Island berthed safely at the International Space Station early Wednesday, NASA said. The Cygnus arrived on schedule on its Orb-2 mission and was grappled at 6:36 a.m....
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes - not for Oval Office, but for outer space

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes - not for Oval Office, but for outer space
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes — not for the Oval Office, but for outer space. According to news reports, when McAuliffe appeared at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Monday, he let slip he has a yen to board a rocket and become the first U.S....
  • Political turmoil could give California rocket firm edge over Russians

    Political turmoil could give California rocket firm edge over Russians
    Political fallout over the seizure of Crimea has caused the U.S. government to rethink its partnership with Russia on space programs, which has bolstered business prospects for a historic California rocket company. Engineers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in...
  • Hampton Roads, we have roll-out ...

    Hampton Roads, we have roll-out ...
    A Saturday liftoff? It looks promising as Orbital Sciences Corp. rolled out the Antares rocket and Cygnus space freighter to the launch pad at Wallops Island. It's an hourslong process that began in the wee hours Thursday, from the rocket barn - or...
  • Weather pushes Antares rocket launch from Wallops to Sunday

    Weather pushes Antares rocket launch from Wallops to Sunday
    Orbital Sciences postponed the Antares rocket launch from Wallops Island to 12:52 p.m. Sunday, blaming bad weather Dulles-based Orbital said thunderstorms in the Wallops area have repeatedly disrupted its operating schedule, although the launch team has...
  • Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers

     Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers
    With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead. In the first quarter of this year, there...
  • SpaceX unveils sleek spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts

    SpaceX unveils sleek spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts
    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Thursday unveiled an upgraded passenger version of the Dragon cargo ship NASA buys for resupply runs to the International Space Station. Rather than parachuting down into the ocean,...
  • SpaceX unveils spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts

    SpaceX unveils spaceship to fly U.S. astronauts
    Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Thursday unveiled an upgraded passenger version of the Dragon cargo ship NASA buys for resupply runs to the International Space Station. Rather than parachuting down into the ocean, the new capsule is...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal
    Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract. The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...