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News Archive / Author: Jeff Darling

Interested in science, aviation, and spaceflight from an early age, Jeff Darling is a writer and illustrator based near Valencia, Spain. In 2005 he started the transportation and vehicle technology website which covers a wide variety of vehicles, paying particular attention to some of the more unusual modes of transport. His work has featured on the BBC's flagship technology program 'Click', and appeared in numerous magazines, books, and websites around the world. Jeff serves as one of The SpaceFlight Group's writers with a special focus on spaceflight history.

Articles By Jeff Darling

  • Proton-M launch with Sirius FM-6 satellite aboard set for October 20

    October 17th, 2013

    October 20, 2013 is the scheduled launch date for a Proton-M rocket to launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the American Sirius FM-6 radio satellite.

  • The flight of Sigma 7

    October 8th, 2013

    1962: With the Space Race in full swing, and the Soviet Vostok 2 having successfully completed a lengthy 25-hour, 17.5-orbit flight the previous year, NASA was keen to push forward with the Mercury-Atlas (MA) program and experiment with longer-duration missions. Planning for MA-8 – the fifth and penultimate manned Mercury flight – began in February […]