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News Archive / Author: Mark Usciak

Starting with the launch of Apollo 15 in 1971, Mark Usciak began using his photographic talents to cover the space program. His efforts have garnered him multiple awards from Aviation Week & Space Technology's photography contest, which he won in 1995, 1998 and 2003. His work has graced the halls of Congress as well as numerous magazines. Mark covered NASA's shuttle program, since the very first liftoff - until the final wheel stop. He has now turned his trained eye to reporting new efforts to cede control of access to low-Earth-orbit to commercial companies as the space agency focuses on sending astronauts beyond the orbit of Earth for the first time in decades.

Articles By Mark Usciak

  • National Press Club breakfast an all-star lineup with Kelly brothers, Virts

    September 15th, 2015

    The National Press Club had an "all-star" lineup of guests for the organization's Sept. 14, 2015, breakfast. On hand were NASA astronauts Terry Virts, Mark Kelly, and a special guest who beamed in from on orbit – Kelly's brother Scott.

  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Pad 0A slowly recovering from Orb-3 accident

    April 21st, 2015

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va — Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is starting to show signs of recovering over the explosion of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket attempting to carry out the third operational resupply mission (Orb-3) to the International Space Station in October of 2014. In terms of Pad 0A, located at […]

  • Stars of Apollo shine at Spacefest VI

    May 12th, 2014

    PASADENA, Calif — During the four days during which Spacefest VI was held this year, a wide array of special guests were in attendance – a few however stood out from the rest. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center from May 8-11, a large number of Apollo astronauts including some of those who walked on […]