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New Legislation Enables Commercial Exploration and Use of Space Resources

The United States Senate just recently passed legislation that significantly advances the cause of opening space resources to humanity. Title IV of S.1297, also referred to as the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitive Act of 2015, promotes the right of … Continue reading

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Can we afford to go to space?

Space is not a government program; it’s the rest of the Universe. Private space business is now a major factor, bent on finding investors interested in generating profits by making space more accessible to more people. Space business pays taxes … 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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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: U.S.A.F.to step up “SPACE-JUNK” tracking

The Air Force will improve its ability to track space junk later this year when airmen begin using a new suite of equipment to help them watch it all, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said last week. Schwartz said … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: US Space Plane Reaches Milestone of 1 year of Operation in orbit

The US Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has just recently passed a significant milestone: the vehicle has been operating in space for over a year now. Little is known about its classified duties, other than that it has a … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Boeing’s X-37B Space Plane

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Move over NASA… XCOR to fly Atsa Suborbital Observatory

Planetary Science Institute Selects XCOR to Fly Atsa Suborbital Observatory Tuesday, July 12 2011, Mojave, CA, USA:  The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) and XCOR Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that lays the groundwork for flying the human-operated Atsa … Continue reading

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