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VIDEO REPORT: NASA’s NEW “Orion” Spacecraft to be tested in 2014

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is a planned beyond-low-Earth-orbit manned spacecraft that is being built by Lockheed Martin for NASA and Astrium for European Space Agency for crewed missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It is planned to … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Update on NASA’s Orion Program

Supported by team members across the nation, the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Colorado is leading the development effort as NASA’s prime contractor for the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle. Image credit: NASA SOURCE: NASA – A NASA-Industry Team Effort.

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Artist’s Concept of a SEP (Solar Electric Propulsion System)

Using advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) technologies is an essential part of future missions into deep space with larger payloads. The use of robotics and advanced SEP technologies like this concept of an SEP-based spacecraft during NASA mission to find, … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: NEW Hypersonic SpaceLiner to fly from Europe to Australia in just 90 minutes!

The rocket-powered hypersonic plane SpaceLiner, designed by the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Space Systems, aims to send passengers from Europe to Australia in 90 minutes by 2050. The design is expected to evolve, but currently includes a rocket booster … Continue reading

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Earth’s Space junk and the Kessler Syndrome

Last month DoD released an updated space policy that officials said reflects how the environment has changed in recent years, specifically the emergence of non-state threats and the growing amount of derelict rockets and satellites — “space junk” — in … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: America’s ability to deliver & return ISS cargo has been RESTORED thanks to SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule

The SpaceX Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth Sunday afternoon with 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old equipment from the International Space Station. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Endeavour now inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles

Endeavour inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, The retired space shuttle Endeavour, mounted on its strongback overland transport frame, is pictured inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT w/ INFO GRAPHIC: NASA’s Curiosity lands on Mars – 7 minutes of TERROR

For more info, visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory in Pasadena, California at: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

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VIDEO SIMULATION: Meet the “Lynx” Rocketplane by X-COR that can take off AND land horizontally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgmu62gV28w&feature=colike

This simulation is a high-quality demonstration of how the “Lynx” Rocket-plane (aka “Suborbital Vehicle”) by X-COR takes off and lands horizontally.
Total Flight time is going to be approximately 30 minutes (from take-off to landing).

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VIDEO REPORT: See the shadow of the moon on the surface of the Earth from the ISS

As the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun, causing a rare solar eclipse, International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit captured imagery of the shadow cast on Earth on May 20th, 2012. Using filters that only pass light when … Continue reading

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