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News Archive / Author: Larry Klaes

Larry Klaes is an author and freelance journalist specializing in news and educational work on the sciences. Klae's past endeavors include editor of SETIQuest magazine and President of the Boston chapter of the National Space Society (NSS). Klaes joined SpaceFlight Insider in 2016.

Articles By Larry Klaes

  • Boeing, SpaceX preparing sophisticated spacecraft ‘welcome mat’ at ISS

    June 3rd, 2016

    Boeing and SpaceX are currently in the process of building crewed spacecraft for missions to the ISS. When these vessels start arriving in Earth orbit in 2017 and 2018, they are going to need a way to dock with the ISS so that crews can transfer to and from the ISS with safety and ease – enter IDA.

  • NROL-37 Delta IV launch rescheduled to June 9

    June 2nd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NROL-37 mission, originally scheduled for launch on June 4 from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, is now set for liftoff no-earlier-than June 9.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: First steps – the story of Surveyor 1

    May 30th, 2016

    Fifty years ago, on May 30, 1966, an Atlas LV-3C Centaur-D rocket lifted off from what was called Cape Kennedy's Launch Complex 36A in Florida. Perched atop the launch vehicle was a robotic probe named Surveyor 1.

  • Boeing, SpaceX update progress on commercial crew spacecraft

    May 28th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When one talks of a space race these days, it is no longer just between geopolitical superpowers. Now several U.S. corporations are in a race to develop and launch their own brands of crewed spacecraft for NASA, hopefully starting as soon as 2018.

  • OSIRIS-REx arrives at Cape Canaveral

    May 23rd, 2016

    The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) planetoid and surface sample return probe is one step closer to the celestial object known as 101955 Bennu with its delivery to Cape Canaveral in Florida on Friday, May 20.

  • Orbital ATK proposes lunar orbit habitat

    May 21st, 2016

    Orbital ATK unveiled a proposal for the creation of a four-person lunar orbit habitat which could be sent to the Moon as early as 2020. The outpost would utilize a modified version of the company’s Cygnus cargo ship as well as NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

  • New company aims to store cloud data in space

    May 17th, 2016

    A small startup called Cloud Constellation Corporation has announced plans to build a space-based cloud storage network called SpaceBelt.

  • Thaicom 8 communications satellite delivered to Cape Canaveral

    May 4th, 2016

    Thaicom PLC is now one step closer to strengthening their space-based broadcast and data services for customers throughout the Eastern Hemisphere with the arrival of the company's latest commercial communications satellite, Thaicom 8 – scheduled for launch sometime in June atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.