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  • Explore ALL the amazing photos of Earth, as tweeted by Scott Kelly in his year in space

    March 2nd, 2016

    CASIS (the Center for Advancement of Science in Space) announces the complete collection of Scott Kelly’s tweeted photos from space, in full-resolution. Explore them ALL at WindowsOnEarth.org, a web site sponsored by CASIS. You’ll see gorgeous aurora, cities at night, dramatic storms, the vast Sahara, glaciers and hundreds of places both familiar and strange – the full panoply of Earth’s beauty as seen from space. Explore, learn, share – and marvel at our wonderful home planet.

  • Celebrating a storied history in the heavens: 10th anniversary of the final Titan

    October 21st, 2015

    It was 10 years ago when Barb Sande gazed upward to watch the last Titan rocket soar into a cloudless, blue sky from its launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. “My husband and I attended the final Titan launch and it’s an enduring memory,” Barb reflected. “It was Oct. 19, 2005, and it was a gorgeous, clear day – which also happened to be the day before my 50th birthday. It was bittersweet to see the last vehicle fly while celebrating this personal milestone.”

  • Dutch artist’s work captures Galileo’s light

    October 9th, 2015

    In 1987, Dutch-born painter, Henk Pander, sat in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California and observed the construction of the Galileo Spacecraft. This spacecraft, named after famous astronomer Galileo Galilei and built for the purpose of studying Jupiter among other parts of the Solar System, stands as one of history’s most important assemblies. Not only did Pander watch and study Galileo’s construction, but his role at the JPL was to document this vital event in the history of space.

  • Kickstarter-funded rocket “Moonspike” going to the Moon

    October 7th, 2015

    Moonspike today launched its bid to land the first crowd-funded rocket on the Moon. The Kickstarter project launched today at 7:00 am Eastern Time (12:00 noon BST) with the aim of raising $1 million within 30 days.

  • Starchaser Industries launches Tempest rocket

    October 6th, 2015

    Early on Monday evening, Sept. 21, 2015, was the launch of Tempest-4, one of the rockets built by Starchaser Industries, who are based in Hyde, Greater Manchester, UK. The event took place on the estate of Capesthorne Hall in rural Cheshire.

  • Rosetta Experts to present the mission at International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem

    August 30th, 2015

    The leaders of the famed Rosetta program will present their operational highlights during a special “highlight lecture” at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Jerusalem October 12-16th.

  • Buzz Aldrin Space Institute formed at Florida Institute of Technology

    August 28th, 2015

    MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology today held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university. Opening this fall and led by legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Institute will promote the settlement of Mars through research.

  • Dawn gets closer views of dwarf planet Ceres

    February 5th, 2015

    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. At a resolution of 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel, the pictures represent the sharpest images to date of Ceres.

  • “Fight for Space” documentary film hosts Kickstarter Campaign

    January 29th, 2015

    Chico, CA — Eventide Visuals, Inc has launched it’s second trailer and Kickstarter campaign for “Fight for Space” a feature length documentary film that explores the economic and cultural benefits of human space exploration, as well as the historical and political events that have led to the decline of human spaceflight activities and NASA’s struggle […]

  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to host Apollo 13 45th Anniversary Celebration

    January 16th, 2015

    Experience the breathtaking story of Apollo 13 as you’ve never before – join Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and their fellow astronauts as the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation honors and celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of the U.S. space program’s most famous missions. The evening, to be held April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Space Center, FL, […]

  • Lockheed Martin opens facility to accelerate MUOS secure radio terminal and government application development

    December 31st, 2014

    With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS ) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year,Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster. 

  • GPS III and OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command and control capabilities

    December 29th, 2014

    Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation transfers operation of six Orbital satellites to ORBCOMM

    December 28th, 2014

    The first six satellites of the ORBCOMM Generation Two (OG2) constellation, designed and built by Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems, have completed all on-orbit checkout procedures, culminating in the transfer of operations from SNC to ORBCOMM in mid-September. The six satellites have already begun providing greater network efficiency for ORBCOMM’s global customers.

  • American flag carried into lunar orbit aboard Apollo 10 sold for $54k

    November 30th, 2014

    BOSTON, MA – (Nov. 21, 14) An extremely rare and highly-desirable flown oversize American flag, carried into lunar orbit aboard Apollo 10 in May 1969, sold for $54,412 on Thursday according to Massachusetts-based RR Auction. 

  • Boeing to build Intelsat 35e EpicNG Satellite

    July 9th, 2014

    Boeing will build the Intelsat 35e Epic Next Generation satellite for Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of global satellite services and Boeing’s largest commercial satellite customer. This also marks Intelsat’s ninth order for a satellite based on Boeing’s 702MP (medium power) platform.