| Jul 30, 2003
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:47 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:11 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:58 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:46 PM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:30 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
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...