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  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: STS-9 – The first flight of Spacelab

    Jacques van OeneNovember 28th, 2014

    On Nov. 28, 1983 Space Shuttle Columbia was launched for the 6th time on a flight that had several “firsts.” The most significant was that this mission saw the first use of the European-built Spacelab module. A second major first was that among the STS-9 crewmembers there was a citizen of another country aboard a U.S. […]

  • NASA Dryden Center renaming ceremony set for May 13

    Jason RhianApril 2nd, 2014

    In a little over a month, a turning point will occur at one of NASA’s most iconic facilities. On Tuesday May 13, 2014 a special ceremony will be held to change the name of Dryden Flight Research Center – to Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in honor of Neil Alden Armstrong, the first man to […]

  • Dream Chaser’s first free flight ends with failure

    David DarlingOctober 26th, 2013

    An engineering test article or “ETA” of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spaceplane, after, according to NASASpaceflight.com, conducting a “perfect” free flight which began at 9:45 a.m. PDT, encountered a mechanical failure during landing. The test article flipped over on landing. It is unclear what impact this will have on the remaining tests that […]