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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, 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 […]