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News Archive / Author: Sean Costello

Sean Costello is a technology professional who also researches, writes about and speaks publicly on the many benefits and inspiring lessons which stem from within the international space flight programs. Prior to joining the growing SpaceFlight Insider team in early 2014, Costello was a freelance photographer and correspondent for various radio and print news organizations, beginning his coverage during the Shuttle era. Costello's chief responsibility on the team is that of Producer for "SFI Live", the live webcast which is shot on location prior to most launches occurring at Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Beginning with the inaugural show which covered the launch of Orion atop EFT-1, all archived shows are available for on-demand viewing at https://www.youtube.com/spaceflightinsider

Articles By Sean Costello

  • NASA, Northrop Grumman finish testing cislunar habitat mockup

    May 15th, 2019

    NASA astronauts at the Johnson Space Center recently completed testing and evaluation of Northrop Grumman's Earth-based full-scale cislunar habitat mockup.

  • GALLERY: Roscosmos Soyuz-FG rocket carries Expedition 56 trio to International Space Station

    June 6th, 2018

    'Poyekhali!' SpaceFlight Insider was at the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan to cover the flight of three Expedition 56 crew members to the International Space Station. Here are some of the images captured of the events leading up to - and of the launch.

  • NASA honors those lost during 2018 Day of Remembrance ceremony

    January 25th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Once a year, generally on the last Thursday of January, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation welcomes the public to join assembled astronauts, family members and space program workers to remember the U.S. astronauts who lost their lives while serving on active duty. On Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 those lost were remembered and their sacrifice honored.

  • CSA announces new astronaut candidates

    July 1st, 2017

    OTTAWA, Quebec — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced big news on the 150th anniversary of the nation's Confederation: the next astronaut candidates that the space agency would prepare for trips beyond Earth's atmosphere. The announcement was made by Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Parliament Hill, the nation's capital, during the Canada Day festivities.

  • Aero 150 Air Show Live Webcast

    April 30th, 2017

    GATINEAU, Que. — SpaceFlight Insider is proud to serve as a sponsor for the 2017 Aero 150 Air Show. For this weekend's event, the Patrouille de France, Canadian forces Snowbirds, Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, Starduster aerobatic display, and an array of others will highlight this year's program.

  • Photo Gallery: That’s no Moon – it’s a SuperMoon!

    November 14th, 2016

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — This year's "Super Moon" made a stunning presentation in the evening skies above the Santa Monica Mountains and provided the perfect vantage point to watch this celestial event from. Although not about space flight, it is about a very promising celestial destination.

  • David Saint-Jacques named next Canadian astronaut to fly to ISS

    May 16th, 2016

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Today, Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the answer to a longstanding question: which of the two active Canadian astronauts would be next to fly a mission among the stars, performing research and representing Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station.

  • Space Coast community reflects on fallen astronauts

    January 30th, 2016

    For the third time this week, residents and visitors to Florida’s Brevard County gathered to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of the U.S. Space Program, astronauts who lost their lives while performing mission-related duties. Beginning with a chorus from the children of the Sculptor Charter School Choir, the service got underway with about 100 residents, visitors, and dignitaries present.

  • Apollo One Crew remembered nearly a half-century after accident

    January 28th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jan. 27, 2016 — Family and friends of the Apollo One crew gathered for an evening memorial service and celebration of life, hosted by the 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

  • Opinion: Ad astra per aspera – Do I have a role in this shared journey to the stars? Do you?

    January 27th, 2016

    Lieutenant Colonel (USAF) Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Commander of the ill-fated Apollo 1, once wrote, "If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."

  • Space Coast residents may hear sonic boom during SpaceX landing attempt

    December 20th, 2015

    Residents along Florida's Space Coast might experience their first sonic boom in more than four years when SpaceX conducts their inaugural attempt to land a Falcon 9 first stage back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Complex 1. With launch set to take place at 8:29 p.m. EST - a new age in space flight could start tonight.

  • Mission Control Space Services receives contract from Canadian Space Agency

    December 1st, 2015

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 30, 2015 -- During an evening reception held at the Ottawa offices of Mission Control Space Services, Inc., President and CEO Ewan Reid proudly confirmed receipt of their first technology development contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), marking an important milestone for the company.

  • Canada renews ISS commitment, two more Canadian Astronauts to fly before 2024

    June 3rd, 2015

    Canadian Industry Minister James Moore was joined today by Canadian Space Agency (CSA ) Astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques as they together announced Canada’s commitment to fly two more Canadians to the International Space Station (ISS ) within the next decade. This recent announcement was heralded at an event which highlighted Canada’s aerospace efforts.

  • Space Florida, The Space Foundation, Visit Orlando combine forces to present Orlando site for IAC 2017

    October 1st, 2014

    The 2014 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is well underway and more than 3,000 delegates are roaming the halls and event spaces in downtown Toronto, Canada, collaborating and exchanging their breadth of experiences, views and research on hundreds of topics relevant to spaceflight and astronautical endeavors. In addition to the studies and the social events however, this years’ attending […]