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  • Antares to launch from Wallops on second mission to ISS

    Antares to launch from Wallops on second mission to ISS
    Update: On Friday, Orbital Sciences announced the Antares launch is postponed until 12:52 p.m. Sunday.     The long wait may be over. After a string of postponements, the Antares rocket finally rolled out to the launch pad at Wallops Island for...
  • 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...
  • La NASA prepara un satélite para luchar contra el cambio climático

    CABO CAÑAVERAL Florida (Reuters) - Un satélite de la NASA preparado para su lanzamiento el martes por la mañana podría revelar detalles sobre en qué lugares del mundo se libera a la atmósfera dióxido de carbono, un gas de efecto invernadero ligado al...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Cygnus arrives at the ISS for Orb 1 mission

    Cygnus arrives at the ISS for Orb 1 mission
    It made it! The Cygnus space freighter that launched last week from Wallops Island berthed with the International Space Station early Sunday. It's the first operational resupply mission for Orbital Sciences Corp, based in Dulles, which plans to launch...
  • NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014

    NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014
    NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014. The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and...
  • 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...