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  • Florida Space Day Returns to Tallahassee on February 18-19

    February 14th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL SPACEPORT, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – Since the 1960s, when the nation watched Alan Shepard become the first American in space, Florida has been the leader in space exploration. And as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, it is a chance to reflect on Florida’s aerospace legacy and look toward modernizing and re-purposing that legacy to handle a new commercial space future. To promote those efforts, Florida Space Day returns to Tallahassee on February 18-19.

  • Building Satellites? In Amish Country?

    January 28th, 2019

    Mini-Cubes, a company just emerging from stealth mode, has been working on the development of a new type of miniature satellite called a PocketQube.

  • NASA’s MISR views raging fires in California

    July 31st, 2018

    More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property. The Ferguson Fire ignited July 13 in the Sierra National Forest west of Yosemite National Park. Much of the forest in this area suffered extreme stress due to the extended drought of 2012 through 2017, and bark beetle damage, leaving many dead trees through which the fire has burned rapidly. Many surrounding towns have been under evacuation orders, and many popular areas of the national park were closed on July 25.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announces Lockheed Martin as title sponsor of New Astronaut Training Experience

    July 21st, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Lockheed Martin has signed on to become the title sponsor for the Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX), the newest attraction at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ATX center uses immersive simulation technology to transport participants to Mars, train them to live and work in the harshest environments and teach them what it’s like to travel to the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges. The announcement was made by Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

  • First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On

    July 6th, 2018

    The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites. The LRI, which is being flown as a technology demonstration, has made its first measurements in parallel with GRACE-FO's main microwave ranging instrument, and initial comparisons of the data from the two types of instruments show that they agree as expected.

  • Max Polyakov’s Firefly Aerospace opens R&D center in Dnipro City, Ukraine

    May 29th, 2018

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, joined the opening of a branch of the American company Firefly Aerospace, relaunched by Max Polyakov - in Dnipro, Ukraine. It is designed to develop lightweight rockets for launching cargo into space. The restart of the enterprise could help make advances to the aerospace industry in the country.

  • Mars Society launches Kickstarter to create MarsVR crew training program

    April 30th, 2018

    The Mars Society, the world’s largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars, launched today a Kickstarter campaign to help raise $27,500 for a new open-source virtual reality platform called MarsVR, which will be used for serious research to support the goal of sending humans to the Red Planet.

  • Astronomy college homework guide: The best space documentaries

    April 13th, 2018

    Space has always been perceived as an exceedingly fascinating place. If you need to solve some mysteries for your astronomy college homework, you should check out these best documentaries.

  • Remembering the U.S.’ first space station: Searching for Skylab

    April 8th, 2018

    Dwight Steven-Boniecki was intrigued. Why did it seem the Skylab missions generated so little interest among space enthusiasts? Curious, he decided to find out more about the subject. That interest has grown into a full-blown project.

  • NASA statement on confirmation of new agency chief financial officer

    March 15th, 2018

    The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Senate’s March 14 confirmation of Jeff DeWit to serve as agency’s Chief Financial Officer.

  • First to the Moon: Kickstarter campaign working to document humanity’s first voyage to another world

    March 5th, 2018

    CHICO, Ca. - 2-20-18 - Paul Hildebrandt has premiered his trailer and Kickstarter campaign for “First to the Moon”, a feature length documentary film that tells the amazing story of the Apollo 8 mission which carried the first human beings around the Moon and back in December of 1968.

  • What are some of the obstacles to NASA’s efforts to find life on Mars?

    March 1st, 2018

    The possibility of life on Mars has grabbed the imagination for centuries, inspiring books, films, records, and Earthbound dreamers to gaze into the sky and wonder what could really be out there. NASA is now looking at ways to see of Mars was ever habitable and if it contains life today. The agency is working to overcome an array of hurdles to achieve this long-held dream.

  • OPINION: Space – An economic engine for Florida

    February 4th, 2018

    Florida has been at the leading edge of our Nation’s space program, dating back to 1950 when Cape Canaveral became the location from which America’s space flights began with the launch of a Bumper 2 rocket. History was also written when Alan Shepard became the first American in space as his Freedom 7 spacecraft launched from Florida in 1961.

  • Florida space leaders to visit capitol on February 14

    January 16th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 16, 2018) – Promoting the economic impact of the space industry, Florida’s aerospace leaders will visit Tallahassee on February 14, 2018, for Florida Space Day, sharing with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation.

  • D-Star One small satellite undergoes final tests

    November 5th, 2017

    German Orbital Systems and iSky Technology companies have completed the final tests of the D-Star One small satellite's systems successfully and arranged its shipment to the launch site.