This summer, New Mexico-based aerospace company will be testing the aerospike engine, a concept which almost became part of the Space Shuttle
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Wind gusts, an issue with valves on the Delta IV Heavy rocket and an errant cruise ship all contributed to scrub the scheduled maiden test fight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The launch team has tentatively rescheduled a new liftoff time of 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday, December 5 as the opening of a 2-hour, 39 […]
Yes, there was a thumbs up. Through an interview with the father of the SpaceShipTwo pilot, the Daily Mail has reported more details of the near fatal plunge of Peter Siebold from the explosive event that destroyed Scaled Composites’ space vehicle. The ill-fated test flight resulted in the death of the co-pilot, Mike Alsbury. Siebold […]
NASA is getting ready for the first test flight of the Orion crew vehicle, currently scheduled for December 4, 2014. “Before we can send astronauts into space on Orion, we have to test all of its systems,” says NASA engineer Kelly Smith in this new video released by NASA. “And there’s only one way to […]