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  • Family of Apollo 1 crew marks 48th anniversary of pad fire

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 27th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – A somber crowd of approximately eight dozen met at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 34 (LC-34) for the 48th annual celebration of life of the Apollo 1 crew who died at 6:31 p.m. EST (1131 GMT) on Jan. 27, 1967. Betty Grissom, wife of Gus Grissom was joined by her […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Gemini IV launches

    Heather SmithJune 3rd, 2014

    On this day in 1965, a  Titan II rocket carrying Gemini astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White launched from Complex 19 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The four day spaceflight was an attempt to overcome the flight of the Soviet Union’s Vostok 5. The highlight of the mission was the first spacewalk (EVA) by an American, […]

  • Opinion: Dream Chaser malfunction reveals failings of NewSpace supporters, New Media

    Jason RhianNovember 3rd, 2013

    Last week on Saturday, October 26,  the Engineering Test Article (ETA) of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft conducted its first free flight test. Most of the mission was a complete success. However, the final leg of the mission encountered problems, and in so doing openly displayed how the company, its supporters and NASA handled […]