Spaceflight

  • Shuttle to Carry Tools for Repair and Remote-Control Landing

    Shuttle to Carry Tools for Repair and Remote-Control Landing

    June 29, 2006 | Article

    When the space shuttle Discovery launches its seven-astronaut crew Saturday, tucked inside its cargo bins will be two new tools for heat shield repair and a remote control landing though neither are expected to be needed.
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  • Meet the STS-121 Crew: The Flyers

    Meet the STS-121 Crew: The Flyers

    June 27, 2006 | Article

    The front seats aboard the space shuttle Discovery will be filled by two veterans of orbital flight when the spacecraft launches July 1.
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  • ESA, Russia to Collaborate on New Spacecraft Design

    ESA, Russia to Collaborate on New Spacecraft Design

    June 23, 2006 | Article

    PARIS — European Space Agency (ESA) governments agreed June 22 to participate in a two-year program with Russia, and probably Japan as well, to explore crew-transport vehicle designs for missions to the international space station, the Moon and elsewhere
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  • UFO Research: Findings vs. Facts

    June 22, 2006 | Article

    For decades now, eyes and sky have met to witness the buzzing of our world by Unidentified Flying Objects. And after all those years, as the saying goes, UFOs remain a riddle inside a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Why so?
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  • Military Microsatellites to Test Technologies in Wednesday Launch

    Military Microsatellites to Test Technologies in Wednesday Launch

    June 20, 2006 | Article

    An experimental U.S. military project to test whether the advanced technologies embedded in two miniature satellites and a new upper stage kick motor can operate through the rigors of spaceflight will launch into orbit Wednesday evening from Cape Canavera
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  • State Spaceports Grow in Number

    State Spaceports Grow in Number

    June 16, 2006 | Article

    Work is underway in New Mexico, California, and now in Oklahoma, to build the necessary infrastructure to support private space travel – and stimulate other commercial space enterprise too.
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  • Why Space Exploration is Important to the United States

    June 15, 2006 | Article

    A version of this essay was first presented by Michael F. Lembeck is the Director for Northrop Grumman’s Space Exploration Systems Houston Operations, at the National Society of Black Engineer’s Annual Conference luncheon in Pittsburgh, PA this past April
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  • Spaceport Singapore: One-Stop Shopping for the Future Space Tourist

    Spaceport Singapore: One-Stop Shopping for the Future Space Tourist

    June 13, 2006 | Article

    SINGAPORE -– An effort to build a suborbital spaceport destination to cater to space-hungry tourists and families is pushing forward in Singapore, where aviation authorities are developing a homegrown set of regulations for commercial spaceflight.
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  • NASA Casts Field Centers’ Roles for CEV

    June 05, 2006 | Article

    WASHINGTON -- NASA announced Monday the roles its 10 regional field centers will play in the development of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) and the related launcher the U.S. space agency hopes to have in service no later than 2014.
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  • Report: China’s Military Space Power Growing

    June 05, 2006 | Article

    China’s escalating expertise in space is also enhancing its competence as a global military force.
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