Zero-G News
Volume 14; Issue 51 ~ Zero-G News (ISSN 2333-7257) ~ A Publication Of Ares Institute, Inc.
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NASA And NanoRacks Parter On First Commercial ISS Airlock
The International Space Station allows NASA to conduct cutting-edge...
NASA Langley Ozone Sensor Set for Launch to Space Station
Brooke Thornton has devoted eight years to a project...
NASA Sounding Rocket Successfully Launches into Alaskan Night
An experiment to measure nitric oxide in the polar...
Kennedy Space Center’s NASA Day of Remembrance Honors Fallen Astronauts
On Jan. 26, 2017, Kennedy Space Center employees and...
Atlas Begins 2017 With Successful Launch Of Missile Warning Satellite
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched...
Falcon 9 Returns To Flight To Orbit Next-Generation Iridium Spacecraft
Four and a half months after a devastating explosion...
NASA Awards Contract for Series of CubeSat Technology Missions
NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program has selected Tyvak Nanosatellite...
SpaceX Falcon 9 / Iridium NEXT FAA Launch License
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NASA Orders Additional Commercial Crew Flights From Boeing, SpaceX
NASA took another big step to ensure reliable crew...
NASA Selects Mission to Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-ray Mysteries
NASA has selected a science mission that will allow...
SpaceX Pinpoints Cause Of Falcon 9 Explosion, Targets Launch Next Week
Four months after a massive fireball destroyed a Falcon...
Next-Generation Weather Satellite Successfully Launches On Atlas V
Perched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket,...
Antares Returns To Flight Carrying Critical Supplies For ISS
Orbital ATK successfully launched its Antares rocket carrying a...
NASA Prepares The Next-Generation Of Weather Satellite For Launch
On September 27, NASA offered members of the media...
Falcon 9 Accident Traced To Upper Stage Helium System Breach
(Editor’s Note: This is an update provided to Zero-G...
Orbital ATK Sets Target Window For Antares Return-To-Flight
Orbital ATK is targeting no earlier than Oct. 9-13,...
United Launch Alliance Announces CubeSat STEM Education Program Winners
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has selected four proposals from...
KSC Visitor Complex Destination: Mars Experience Offers A Virtual Reality Tour Of Mars
A walk on Mars may be in the future...
Emergency management: A behind the scenes look on the Eastern Range
Last week, the 45th Space Wing’s Incident Management Team...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Seven-Year Odyssey To Sample An Asteroid
Blazing a trail into the early evening sky, the...
Firing Up Rocket Engine Tests
A 100-pound liquid oxygen/liquid methane engine fires up after...
SpaceX Begins Test Fire Series On Landed Falcon 9 First Stage
Looking to re-launch one of their succeffully-landed Falcon 9...
NASA Orders Second Commercial Crew Dragon Mission From SpaceX
NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S....
Atlas V Launches Classified Communications Relay Satellite For NRO
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying...
SpaceX Launches 9th Cargo Mission To ISS, Delivers Groundbreaking Science
Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space,...
Orbital ATK Conducts Final Qualification Test For Space Launch System Booster
A booster for the most powerful rocket in the...
Delta IV Blazes The Night Sky To Launch Clandestine Spy Satellite
Just five days after successfully orbiting the GPS IIF-12...
Final Block 2 GPS Satellite Launches On Atlas V
Continuing a record of perfect mission reliability, a United...
Falcon 9 Returns To Flight, Completes Historic First Earth Landing
Plummeting through the black sky above Cape Canaveral at...
SpaceX Targets December 19 Falcon 9 Return To Flight
Nearly six months after a space station resupply mission...
Cygnus Returns To Space Riding The Powerful Atlas Rocket
Space station cargo resupply missions from U.S. soil resumed...
Atlas V Successfully Launches Penultimate GPF IIF Series Spacecraft
Soaring through a crystal-clear autumn afternoon, a United Launch...
United Launch Alliance Marks 100th Launch With Morelos-3 Success
United Launch Alliance successfully launched its 100th mission today...
Atlas Successfully Deploys Fourth Mobile Comsat For U.S. Navy
Putting on a spectacular pre-sunrise light show, a United...
NASA Awards Grants For Transformative Space Technologies
NASA has selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative,...
Space Launch System RS-25 Main Engine Completes Key Full-Duration Test
Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a full duration (535...
Orbital ATK Updates Progress On ISS Cargo Delivery Program
Orbital ATK is on track to launch its next...
Orion Spacecraft Begins Critical Design Review Milestone
NASA’s Orion Program kicked off its critical design review...
NASA’s Space Launch System Passes Critical Design Review Milestone
You know the feeling of pride and achievement when...
Delta IV Launches High Capacity Digital WGS-7 Military Comsat
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully...
Kennedy Space Center Opens New Small Vehicle Launch Complex
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida took another step...
Atlas Delivers Again With Newest Air Force GPS Satellite
The newest member of the the Air Force’s worldwide...
NASA Names First Four Commercial Crew Program Astronauts
As Boeing and SpaceX continue working toward the goal...
Video Feature: SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-7 Launch In Slow Motion
During this month’s launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9...
SpaceX Delays Crucial Test, Moves Crew Dragon Abort Test To KSC
Following the successful pad abort test in May, SpaceX...
First Falcon 9 Loss Leaves SpaceX Reeling, Challenges ISS Resupply Lines
Sunday’s loss of the 19th Falcon 9 rocket on...
NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket From Wallops With Student Experiments
NASA successfully launched a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding...
NASA Hosts Rocket Week at Wallops Flight Facility
Students and educators from across the country will have...
Atlas V Launches Secret X-37B Spaceplane And Novel Solar Sail Experiment
With help from NASA, a small research satellite to...
SpaceX Successfully Completes Crew Dragon PAd Abort Test
A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes...
Five Things To Know About Dragon’s Pad Abort Test
Crew Dragon’s first critical flight test, known as a...
Blue Origin Conducts First Test Flight Of New Shepard Suborbital Rocket
Secretive space startup Blue Origin achieved a significant milestone...
NASA Launches RockSat-X Sounding Rocket With University Payloads
A NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying the...
Falcon 9 Blasts Off With Cargo Supporting NASA’s One-Year Mission
Two tons of supplies and research cargo are headed...
Blue Origin Completes Acceptance Testing of New Shepard BE-3 Engine
Blue Origin recently completed acceptance testing of its BE‑3...
NASA’s Space Launch System to Boost Science with Secondary Payloads
When NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) launches on...
American And Russian Begin Yearlong Orbital Journey
ISS One-Year Mission Expedition 43 Soyuz TMA-16M Launch Coverage...
Delta IV Hits The Mark With Another Successful GPS Launch
Piercing a thick layer of clouds that hung low...
United Launch Alliance Lets The Public Name Its New Rocket
ULA is offering the public the opportunity to select...
SpaceX Clarifies Reason For TurkmenAlem52E Launch Delay
Over the weekend, SpaceX filled in some of the...
NASA Provides Space Access for University Developed Experiments during March 27 Flight
NASA will fly six university experiments developed by undergraduate...
Lockheed Martin Pitches Novel Concept For CRS-2 ISS Resupply
On May 10, 1869, Leland Stanford raised a hammer...
Aerojet Rocketdyne Gets Fired Up About 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3d printing, has been...
ULA, SpaceX Go Head-To-Head At House Armed Services Cmte Hearing
United Launch Alliance (ULA) President and CEO Tory Bruno...
Technical Issues Prompt Falcon 9 Launch Delay For TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT
Technical problems with the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage...
Spectacular Launch Delivers MMS Probes To Study Magentic Reconnection
NASA’s first-of-its kind mission to study the violent interactions...
Paper: Launch Window Assessment For The MMS Mission
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Falcon Orbits Electric Satellites On Dual-Launch Milestone
Working to build a steady launch pace and shake...
Deep Space Falcon Launch Successfully Deploys NASA’s DSCOVR Climate Observatory
The second mission of 2015 for SpaceX’s Falcon 9...
NASA Selects Winning Student Designs Of 3-D Printed Tools For Astronauts
After three months of designing and modeling, a panel...
NASA’s New Horizons Returns First Photos Of Pluto, Charon As It Nears Encounter
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images...
“Old Reliable” Delta II Orbits First Of A Kind Soil Moisture Mapping Spacecraft
Blazing a trail through a cloudy California morning, a...
Planetary Society Announces LightSail Spacecraft Test Flight
The Planetary Society today announced the first of its...
Photo Gallery: Atlas V-551 Launches The Navy’s MUOS-3 Satellite
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SpaceX And US Air Force Agree To Settle Lawsuit
Just days after entering judge-ordered mediation, SpaceX and the...
First Full-Scale SLS Booster Installed On Stand For March Static Test
NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space...
NASA Completes Investigation of 2014 Sounding Rocket Failure
January 12, 2015 – An investigation team has determined...
Atlas V Successfully Launches Navy’s “Orbital Cell Tower”
Marking the 200th launch for the venerable Atlas-Centaur family...
Photo Feature: Five Rockets Are On The Pad In Alaska
January 20, 2015 – Five rockets are on the...
Five Sounding Rockets To Study Effect of Solar Wind On The Weather
January 13, 2015 – The interaction of solar winds...
RS-25 Main Engine Testing Resumes At Stennis After Five-Year Hiatus
The new year is off to a hot start...
Falcon 9 Launches Fifth Contracted SpaceX ISS Mission; Booster Recovery Test Fails
A Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space early this...
Technical Glitches, Orbital Mechanics Push Falcon 9 CRS-5 Launch Into 2015
The next launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket...
Amid Testing Trouble, Firm Launch Date Expected Today For Falcon 9 CRS-5
We should learn today whether or not SpaceX will...
X Marks the Spot: Falcon 9 To Attempt Ocean Platform Landing
(Source: SpaceX) During our next flight, SpaceX will attempt...
Powerful Atlas Launches Clandestine Satellite From California
The largest Atlas rocket to fly from California blasted...
Atlas To The Rescue, Orbital Selects ULA To Launch Cygnus To ISS In 2015
As the company continues to recover from October’s spectacular...
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes “Picture Perfect” First Test Flight
Reaching a pinnacle in its nine-year development program, NASA’s...
Inferno Over Wallops! A first-hand Photo And Video Account Of Antares Launch Failure
Read the story with a full page of launch...
NASA’s Morpheus Lander Readies New Round Of Test Flights
NASA’s Morpheus experimental rocket-powered vertical takeoff and landing testbed...
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes, One Pilot Reported Killed
We have received word that Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo failed...
Antares Explodes, ISS Cargo Lost In Launch Failure
Launch of the Cygnus spacecraft was supposed to be...
Atlas V Racks Up 50th Success With Launch of GPS IIF-8 For U.S. Air Force
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully...
Hurricane Gonzalo Delays NASA’s Latest Cargo Run To ISS
Already delayed several times, the launch of an Orbital...
Photo Feature: Melbourne Air & Space Show
“We are thrilled by the turnout on Saturday for...
JPL Selects CubeSat Proposals for Europa Clipper Mission Study
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has chosen...
Looking To The Future, Delta IV Rocket For Orion First Flight Reaches The Launch Pad
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket stands...
India, U.S. To Collaborate On Earth Obsevation, Mars Missions
In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles...
Sierra Nevada Targets Air-Launch With Stratolaunch Partnership
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced a design for...
ATK Test Fires Igniter For Orion Launch Abort System Motor
NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of...
Delta IV Processing Nearly Complete For Historic EFT-1 Mission
Engineers took another step forward in preparations for the...
Sierra Nevada Files Protest Challenging NASA Commercial Crew Awards To Boeing, SpaceX
(Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from...
Dragon Blasts Off With Science, Supplies On Fourth Space Station Cargo Run
Dodging persistent thunderstorms that have beseiged Florida most of...
NASA Opens Bidding For Second Round Of ISS Cargo Resupply Services
On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S....
United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin To Develop RD-180 Alternative
Facing pressure to find a domestic replacement for the...
SpaceX Breaks Ground For Texas Spaceport, With Just A Hint Of Politics
Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the...
One More Leap, Boeing And SpaceX Win NASA’s Commercial Crew Contracts
U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from...
NASA Rolls Out First Orion Spacecraft For December EFT-1 Test Flight
NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft,...
Falcon 9 Successfully Delivers AsiaSat 6 Comsat To Orbit
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered into orbit during...
Acoustic Tests Help NASA Model SLS Launch Dynamics
Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,...
SLS Passes Milestone And Receives NASA Approval For Development
NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous...
SpaceX Falcon 9R Rocket Explodes During Texas Test Flight
SpaceX experienced a rare but disappointing failure today when...
Amazing Photo Captures Cygnus’ Flaming Re-Entry
ISS Expedition 40 crewmember Alexander Gerst captured this amazing...
Dramatic Video Shows Falcon First Stage Powered Descent After Launch
When SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket from...
On Its Way To A Fiery Re-Entry, Orbital’s Cygnus Departs ISS
Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long...
Atlas Rocket Orbits WorldView-3 Commercial Imaging Satellite
Continuing a very successful year for United Launch Alliance,...
ULA Names Tory Bruno President And CEO; Michael Gass Retires
United Launch Alliance named veteran aerospace industry executive Tory...
NASA Releases High-Definition Onboard Video From LDSD “Flying Saucer” Test
NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project successfully flew a...
NASA To Create First 3D-Printed Space Cameras
By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason...
Final European Automated Transfer Vehicle Blasts Off On Ariane 5 To Resupply ISS
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) fifth and final Automated...
Delta IV Dodges Weather To Launch GSSAT Spacecraft On Fifth Try
After nearly a week of frustrating technical and then...
Delta II Returns To Service To Launch NASA’s First Carbon Monitoring Spacecraft
Following a one-day delay to fix a balky water...
Success For NASA’s Experimental Supersonic “Flying Saucer”
NASA officials are calling today’s near-space test flight of...
2014 NASA Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts Selected For Study
NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase...
Projects Selected For NASA’s 2015 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge
NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected...
Orion Stacking Operations Begin For December EFT-1 Launch
With just six months until its first trip to...
Engine Failure Investigation Slips Next Cygnus ISS Resupply Mission Into July
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced that it has updated its...
NASA Video Highlights Orion, SLS Development Progress
This is NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate quarterly update...
NASA Uses Laser To Beam “Hello, World!” Video From ISS
NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from...
NASA’s Final Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Report Released
With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services...
Orion Receives Heat Shield For Late 2014 EFT-1 Test Flight
Lockheed Martin technicians and engineers attach the heat shield...
Photo Feature: Meet The SpaceX Dragon V2 Spacecraft
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled the Dragon...
NASA Readies Futuristic “Flying Saucer” For Flight Over Hawaii
UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, there will be no...
SpaceX Unveils Next-Generation Manned Dragon Spacecraft
With just a bit of Hollywood-esque flash, SpaceX unveiled...
Atlas V Successfully Deploys Classified NROL-33 Satellite
While the battle between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance...
Photo Feature: The Powerful Atlas Rocket Ready To Launch NROL-33
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Delta IV Launches Sixth Upgraded GPS Satellite
America’s newest Global Positioning System satellite is now in...
Orbital And ATK Announce Merger Continuing Industry Consolidation
Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that it has entered...
New Spacecraft Will Become First U.S. Space Lifeboat in 40 Years
The next generation of American spacecraft designed to carry...
NASA Partnerships Launch Multi-User Spaceport
Teamed with its industry partners, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center...
NASA Outlines Future Path To Human Mars Exploration
I will join 11 senior NASA officials in a...
Dragon Begins Third ISS Resupply Mission; First Stage Recovery Test Success
  A GoPro Captures Launch Of A SpaceX Falcon...
Atlas V Successfully Deploys Classified NROL-67 Satellite
. United Launch Alliance successfully launched the second mission...
Morpheus Completes First Test Of Hazard Avoidance System
The Morpheus team successfully completed Free Flight 10 (FF10)...
NASA’s LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse
When people in North America look up at the...
Orion Avionics System Ready For Exploration Flight Test-1
Testing of the Orion spacecraft’s avionics system has concluded...
Space Launch System Core Stage Model ‘Sounds’ Off for Testing
A 5-percent scale model of the Space Launch System...
NASA Selects New Suborbital Technology Payloads
NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 space technology...
Air Force Weather Satellite Successfully Deployed On ULA’s 80th Launch
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully...
Soyuz Blasts Off To Orbit Europe’s Sentinel-1A Earth Oservation Satellite
Continuing their track record for delivering both commercial and...
Air Force Releases Details Of Incident That Scrubbed Atlas And Falcon Launches
In the wake of serious outage on the U.S....
Orion Integration Makes Progress Toward Late-Year EFT-1 Mission
Orion is marching ever closer to its first trip...
Atlas 5 Rocket Launches To Successfully Deploy NASA’s Newest TDRS Satellite
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered into...
Dragon Passes Another Milestone With Sucessful Parachute Drop Test Over Pacific Ocean
Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration...
NASA’s Morpheus Lander Soars Over Kennedy Space Center As Tests Continue
NASA’s Morpheus lander testbed resumed testing following a break...
2013 NASA Safety Report Highlights Funding Uncertainty, Commercial Crew Progress
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee...
NASA, Commercial Crew Partners Look To Make Strides In 2014
Several companies, working closely with NASA, ended 2013 with...
Space Launch System Could Enable Transformational Missions, Scientists Say
The human spaceflight community joined the space science community...
NASA Administrator Visits Michoud, Tours SLS Facilities
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency’s Michoud...
Florida Schools Send Experiments To ISS On Board Orbital’s Cygnus
When Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus cargo ship arrived at...
Cygnus Arrives At ISS With Supplies, Experiments
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station Sunday used a...
Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Third Supersonic Test Flight‏
Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, which is...
SpaceX Manifest Grows With JCSAT 14 Launch Contract
Fresh off its second successful launch of a commercial...
NASA, White House Discuss ISS Life Extension At International Space Exploration Forum
Speaking at a global space exploration forum Thursday, John...
NASA Powers Up SLS Avionics For The First Time
The modern avionics system that will guide NASA’s Space...
Antares Blasts Off With Cygnus On First Contracted ISS Resupply Mission
Marking the beginning of regular supply runs to the...
Antares Set For Chilly Launch To Space Station
1/8/14 7:00 am EST UPDATE: Early this morning the...
SpaceX Rings In The New Year With Launch Of Thai Satellite
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape...
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Poised For First Launch Of New Year
Looking to start 2014 with a roar, SpaceX is...
Photo Feature: NASA Readies TDRS-L Spacecraft For Late January Launch
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L was the...
Boeing Announces Expansion Of X-37B Operations At Kennedy Space Center
In what could be a boon for the aerospace...
SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Of Thaicom 6, Remains Confident Of January Liftoff
Bird-watchers on the beaches of Cape Canaveral will have...
NASA’s Resurrected Infrared Telescope Captures First Images, Prepares To Hunt Asteroids
NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), a...
NASA’s Next Mars Lander Gets A Launch Vehicle
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial,...
Dreamchaser Completes NASA Commercial Crew Milestones
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced that the company...
Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Launch Abort Engine Testing for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft
Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today that it completed development testing...
Balky Station Cooling Pump Creates Delay, Uncertainty For Cygnus Resupply Mission
NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. Saturday moved the targeted...
SpaceX Gains Advantage Over Blue Origin In Fight For Former Shuttle Launch Pad
Government Accountability Office denies Blue Origin’s protest over fairness...
Cygnus Joins Antares For Second Space Station Supply Run
On December 10, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s operations team mated...
NASA’s Juno Photographs Spectacular Views Of Earth And Moon During Flyby
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct....
NASA’s Morpheus Lander Returns To Flight At Kennedy Space Center
Rebuilt and better than ever, NASA’s Morpheus prototype lander...
Proton Notches Another Success With Launch Of Inmarsat-5 F1
An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M successfully...
Atlas V Lofts Top-Secret Satellite, 12 CubeSats For NASA And Education
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a...
SpaceX Reaches Milestone With Falcon 9 Launch Of Commercial Satellite
Making its commercial debut, an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket...
Blue Origin Test-Fires New BE-3 Rocket Engine
NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash.,...
China Successfully Launches First Lunar Lander Chang’e 3
A Long March 3B rocket blasted off from the...
SpaceX Targets Thanksgiving For Inaugural Falcon 9 GTO Mission
SpaceX is hoping for a special Thanksgiving after the...
NASA’s MAVEN Rockets To Explore Mysteries Of Mars Atmosphere
 With a thunderous roar, NASA’s Mars Atmoshere and Volatile...
Today In History, November 10, 1964 – KSC Mercury Monument Dedication
The Mercury Monument stands outside of Complex 14 was...
Dream Chaser And Role Of The Media On Public Perception Of Failure
Last week, Sierra Nevada conducted the first free-flight test...
Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Suffers Setback During First Free Flight Test
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) suffered an apparent setback of...
Proton Rocket Successfully Launches FM-6 Satellite For Sirius XM Radio
International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing mission...
This LADEE Wasn’t Just Eating Bon Bon’s During The Government Shutdown
During the NASA shutdown, the LADEE mission continued to...
Proton Set To Launch Comsat For Sirius XM After 24-Hour Delay
The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the...
Dramatic Video Captures Grasshopper’s Highest Jump To Date
On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap...
The View From Here: Curiosity Looks Back At Home
The HiRISE instrument would make a great backyard telescope...
SpaceX Releases New Photos And Video Of Next-Gen Falcon 9 Demo
SpaceX released stunning new photos and video from the...
MAVEN Granted Reprieve, Preparations Resume For November Launch
The cloud of pessimism over NASA because of funding...
Second-Generation Falcon Takes Flight To Test New Engines, Recoverability
Equipped with upgraded engines, computer systems and greatly improved...
Curiosity Fails To Find Methane And Adds To The Mystery Of Life On Mars
Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian...
Historic Comet Hunting Mission Ends As Deep Impact Falls Silent
After almost 9 years in space that included an...
Orbital’s Antares Blasts Off On First Cygnus Mission To ISS
Marking a giant stride forward in NASA’s plans to...
On Its 40th Mission, Atlas Deploys Third Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite
Dodging rain and high winds, an Atlas V rocket...
Moon Express’ Guidance Software Flies NASA’s Mighty Eagle On A Successful Test
The Mighty Eagle, a NASA robotic prototype lander managed...
To Boldly Go… Voyager 1 Reaches For The Stars
There was a time over a generation ago when...
NASA’s Lunar Dust Explorer Blasts Off From Virginia Spaceport
UPDATE: NASA has confirmed that the reaction wheels of...
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Conducts Second Powered Test Flight
Suborbital passenger spaceflight pioneer Virgin Galactic passed another major...
NASA Narrows List Of Potential Sites For Next Mars Lander
NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential...
STS-3 Space Shuttle Columbia Photo And Video Collection
Former NASA astronaut Gordon Fullerton passed away this week....
It’s Been 20 Years Since The First Flight Of DC-X
It’s been 20 years since the remarkable DC-X Delta...
NASA Prepares LADEE for First Virginia Coast Launch to Moon
In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our...
Sierra Nevada Makes Second Successful Dream Chaser Captive-Carry Test Flight
NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colo.,...
NASA Releases New Graphic and Video Depictions of Asteroid Mission
NASA released Thursday new photos and video animations depicting...
NASA Astronaut Candidate Class Of 2013 Introduced To The Public
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday formally welcomed the...
NASA Wallops Launch Facility To Host A Moon Mission Celebration August 21
The upcoming moon mission at the NASA Wallops Flight...
NASA Seeks Users For Shuttle Era Launch Structures
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is seeking concepts...
NASA Selects Technology Demonstration Projects for Suborbital Research Flights
NASA has selected for possible flight demonstration 10 proposals...
NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Completes Orbit and Entry Review
NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Space Exploration Technologies...
NASA Adds Milestones To Commercial Crew Initiative, Funds SpaceX, Sierra Nevada
NASA announced Thursday it is adding some additional milestones...
NASA Launches Suborbital RockSat-X Mission With Student Payloads
A Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital rocket carrying experiments developed by...
Delta IV Rocket Successfully Launches Sixth Wideband Global Satcom Military Satellite
Blazing through the evening skies over Florida, a United...
Japanese Resupply Craft HTV-4 Is Captured And Berthed To ISS
The fourth Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency H-II Transfer Vehicle,...
Progress 52 Resupply Ship Docks With ISS
The ISS Progress 52 resupply ship docked with the...
ULA Completes Five Major Milestones In Just Eight Days, Including One Launch
During the last eight days, the United Launch Alliance...
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth Shining Brightly In The Black Void
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two...
Atlas V 551 Launches Its Heaviest Payload Yet, MUOS-2 For The U.S. Navy
Rattling windows as it pierced cloudy skies above Cape...
Photo/Video Feature: 38 Years Ago, The Mission Of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
The first international partnership in space wasn’t the International...
Eastern Range (ER) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Spaceport Concept
Introduction:  This concept explores the Eastern Range (ER) and...
Stephen Hawking – “Why Go To Space?” – NASA 50th Anniversary Lecture
MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Welcome to the  campus of George...
Watch Out NASA, The Next Mission To The Moon Might Not Be Yours
In 1959, the author Martin Caidin (“Marooned”) wrote, “The...
Space Shuttle Atlantis Grand Opening
NASA’s retired space shuttle Atlantis, the last orbiter to...
NASA Announces New Grand Challenge Aimed At Finding Asteroids
WASHINGTON, DC – NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge...
Educational CubeSat Demonstrations Take To The Skies Aboard Prospector Rocket
Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June...
NASA’s Space Launch System (Finally) Enters Preliminary Design Review
NASA is beginning a preliminary design review for its...
Mars As You’ve Never Seen It Before In A BILLION Pixels!
PASADENA, CA. – A billion-pixel view from the surface...
NASA Commercial Crew Partner Boeing Completes New Spacecraft, Rocket Milestones
HOUSTON, TX – The Boeing Company of Houston, a...
Another American High Frontier First: 3-D Manufacturing In Space
WASHINGTON, DC – In preparation for a future where...
Data From NASA Rover’s Voyage to Mars Aids Planning
PASADENA, CA – Measurements taken by NASA’s Mars Science...
NASA’s GRAIL Mission Solves Mystery of Moon’s Surface Gravity
PASADENA, CA – NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory...
Pebbly Rocks Testify to Old Streambed on Mars
PASADENA, CA – Detailed analysis and review have borne...
NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon
PASADENA, CA – A sequence of radar images of...
Cassini Finds Hints of Activity at Saturn Moon Dione
PASADENA, CA – From a distance, most of the...
NASA’s WISE Mission Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members
WASHINGTON, DC – Data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey...
Teams Prepare For NASA $1.5 Million Robot Challenge
WASHINGTON, DC –  Eleven teams from across the country...
ISS Expedition 36 Grows To Six Following Same-day Soyuz Launch And Docking
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and...
On Eve Of Demolition, SLC-17’s Twin Pads Bridge Space Age At Cape Canaveral
The twin launch gantries that mark Space Launch Complex...
Delta IV Returns To Flight With Successful Launch Of WGS-5 Spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Delta IV EELV returned...
Students And The Public Invited To Participate In Solar Sail Mission
The invention of the CubeSat standard by the California...
Atlas V’s First GPS Launch Is A Success
Thundering into cloudless blue skies, a United Launch Alliance...
ISS Expedition 35 Ends With Successful Landing Of Three Crewmembers In Kazahkstan
Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 35...
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Atlas V-002 128kb/s
Launch of Atlas V-002 taken from the Bennett Causeway. Encoded at 128 kb/s

Atlas V-002 512kb/s
Atlas V-002 launch taken from the Bennett Causeway. Encoded at 512 kb/s

Columbia returns from OMDP in 2001
“Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia makes a flyover of the beaches of Brevard County perched atop its 747 carrier upon its return from refurbishment in Palmdale, CA.”

Delta 280 (Delta III) Launch
“The first, last and only successful launch of a boeing Delta III. August 2000. video taken from the pier at Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral.”

Delta IV DSCS-B3 512 kb/s
Delta IV DSCS B-3 launches. Video shot from the South Gate CCAFS. Encoded at 512 kb/s

Delta IV DSCS-B3 150kb/s
“Delta IV DSCS-B3 launches. Shot from the South Gate, CCAFS. Encoded at 150kb/s”

“Delta II MAP Launch, 150 kb/s”
Delta II MAP Launch. Encoded at 150 kb/s

“Delta II MAP Launch, 512 kb/s”
“Delta II MAP Launch, 512 kb/s”

Views of ICBM Row from SLC-14
Video shot while standing ontop of the Launch Complex 14 blockhouse. Views of LC-14 pad area and of ICBM row.

STS-97 Launch
Launch of STS-97

STS-105 Landing
STS-105 Lands at KSC. Video taken from Kennedy Pointe Park across the Indian River from the SLF

STS-105 Launch
The launch of STS-105

STS-109 Launch
The launch of STS-109

STS-110 Launch
The launch of STS-110

Titan IV B-31 Launch
Launch of Titan IV B-31

Titan IV B-36 Launch
Launch of TItan IV B-36

Titan IV B-41
Launch of Tian IV B-41

SIRTF Launch
The launch of the SIRTF spacecraft onboard a Delta II launch vehicle as viewed from the Jetty Park pier

Delta II GPS-2R 10
“A boeing Delta II launches the GPS-2R 10 satellite at 3:05AM EST on Dec. 21, 2003. Video taken from the pier at Jetty Park”

Atlas III launches UFO-11
“An Atlas III, AC-203, launches the UFO-11 satellite from SLC-36 on Dec. 17, 2003. Launch as viewed from the pier at Jetty Park”

ISS 5-Year Anniversary Music Video
Reflect on the 5 year history of the International Space Station in this retrospective music video produced by NASA. Originally aired on NASA TV. Windows Media format.

“Patti Labelle sings “”Way Up There”” at the National Cathedral”
“Patti Labelle performs a moving rendition of her song “”Way Up There”” at the Columbia memorial service at the National Cathedral in February 2003.”

Mars Odyssey Launch
“The launch of NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey probe, viewed from the pier at Jetty Park. MPEG format.”

Mars Exploration Rover Spirit Launch
The launch of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in June 2003. Recorded from the pier at Jetty Park. MPEG format.

Reach – Mars Public Service Announcement
“Aidan is a reminder of the child deep inside each and every one of us-curious, relentless, adventurous, persistent, unreasonable-striving for seemingly impossible things. Where is that spirit in you?. Team Phaselift from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA presented these PSA’s at the NASA Means Business Competition on May 5-7, 2003 and walked away with a special award created to honor their staggeringly creative and professional work. Please tell us what you think of them: klau1@artcenter.edu. For more information, visit: http://www.yurisnight.net”

Questions – Mars Public Service Announcement
“Have we forgotten about how preposterous past human accomplishments sounded when they were proposed? What’s the next challenge?. Team Phaselift from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA presented these PSA’s at the NASA Means Business Competition on May 5-7, 2003 and walked away with a special award created to honor their staggeringly creative and professional work. Please tell us what you think of them: klau1@artcenter.edu. For more information, visit: http://www.yurisnight.net”

Delta II GPS-2R8 Launch
“Global Positioning System 29-R satellite is launched aboard a Boeing Delta II launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Airf Force Station, FL. Video taken from the pier at Jetty Park.”

Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Launch
“NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity launches on July 7, 2002 onboard a Boeing Delta II-Heavy from SLC-17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Video shot from Jetty Park.”

Spirit Landing Highlights Video – Broadband
“Originally broadcast on NASA TV, this video combines the realtime commentary during the landing of Spirit with animation depicting landing events to create a stunning landing night highlights video. This version is for those with broadband connections. Windows Media format @ 340kbs”

Spirit Landing Highlights Video – Dialup
“Originally broadcast on NASA TV, this video combines the realtime commentary during the landing of Spirit with animation depicting landing events to create a stunning landing night highlights video. This version is for those with dialup connections. Windows Media format @ 40kbs.”

Columbia Memorial at Arlington Natl. Cemetery Dedication
“NASA holds a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to dedicate the new Columbia STS-107 Memorial on Deb. 2, 2004. RealMedia format, 25MB”

NASA Brieifing on the FY 2005 Budget Request
NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Comptroller Steve Isakowitz hold a press briefing to explain the President’s FY 2005 NASA budget request. RealMedia format video.

NASA Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request
Read President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 budget request for NASA and how it relates to the new space policy announced in January.

AC-165 AMC-10 Launch viewed from Melbourne
“ILS launches the AMC-10 communications satellite aboard an Atlas IIAS on February 5, 2004. Video shot from the campus of FloridaTech in Melbourne. MPEG format.”

AC-165 AMC-10 ILS Launch webcast
“ILS webcast of the launch the AMC-10 communications satellite aboard an Atlas IIAS on February 5, 2004. WMV format. Copyright 2004 ILS/CCI”

AC-165 AMC-10 Launch AE Video feed #1
“ILS launches the AMC-10 communications satellite on an Atlas IIAS on February 5, 2004. This is the AE Video feed #1 recorded in RealMedia format.”

AC-165 AMC-10 Launch AE Video feed #2
“ILS launches the AMC-10 communications satellite aboard an Atlas IIAS on February 5, 2004. This is the AE Video feed #2 recorded in RealMedia format.”

Short clip of AC-165 AMC-10 Launch
Video showing the launc hof AC-165 with the AMC-10 communications satellite from approx. T-10 sec. through T+90 sec.

AC-201 First Atlas II Launch
Video of the first launch of the Lockheed Martin Atlas III in MAy 2000. 150kbs WMV

Cape Canaveral AFS Drive-Thru Tour Guide Booklet
The tour guide booklet for the Cape Canaveral AFS Drive-Thru tours which were available to the public from 1963 through 1982.

“Missileland: USA, Cocoa Beach and America’s Space Program”
“This thesis by Lori Walters explores the history of Cocoa Beach and how its development has been tied to the space program. She presents the history of Cocoa Beach using many facts, figures and anecdotes.”

“History of Cape Kennedy, 1972”
This booklet was produced in 1972 and gives a history of the development of Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy as America’s premier spaceport.

NASA 2002 Cost Estimating Handbook
NASA’s 2002 Edition of the Cost Estimating Handbook

Air Force Cape History Movie
“This 30 minute video was put together to promote the Air Force Space Museum. It begins by looking back at the early years of operations at the Cape with rare footage. The video follows with an early years’ “”Bloopers Reel”” depicting numerous less-than-successful launches. The the viewer is treated to the infamous and rare “”Flying Lighthouse”” humorous clip. Finally, scenes from around the Space Museum are shown to close out the video. (Windows Media Format 150kbs). I have this video available on VHS tape for $10. Email me at matt@mail.aresinstitute.org for payment and delivery options.”

Air Force Cape History Movie
“This 30 minute video was put together to promote the Air Force Space Museum. It begins by looking back at the early years of operations at the Cape with rare footage. The video follows with an early years’ “”Bloopers Reel”” depicting numerous less-than-successful launches. The the viewer is treated to the infamous and rare “”Flying Lighthouse”” humorous clip. Finally, scenes from around the Space Museum are shown to close out the video. (RealMedia Format 225kbs). I have this video available on VHS tape for $10. Email me at matt@mail.aresinstitute.org for payment and delivery options.”

Titan IV B-39 Launch
“The launch of the Air Force Titan IV B-39 with the Defense Support Program 22 spacecraft. Viewed from the South Gaet of CCAFS. MPEG format, NO sound.”

“Titan IV B-39 Launch, wide-angle view”
Wide-angle view of the launch of the Air Force Titan IV B-39 with the Defense Support Program 22 spacecraft. Launch viewed from the South Gate at CCAFS. MPEG format.

NASA Film: The flight of Gemini 4
The 1965 NASA film documenting the flight of Ed White and James McDivitt in the Gemini 4 spacecraft.

Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program
“Report of a Workshop on National Space Policy. Workshop held November 12 and 13, 2003 sponsored by the National Research Council. (PDF document)”

STS-97: Crew arrives at KSC
The STS-97 crew speaks upon arrival at KSC prior to launch. (RealMedia format)

STS-97: Prelaunch meal
The STS-97 crew eats a final meal prior to launch. (RealMedia format)

STS-97: Crew walkout
The STS-97 crew leaves the Operations & Checkout building for the trip to LC-39B prior to launch. (RealMedia format)

STS-97: Crew suitup
The STS-97 crew dons their partial pressure suits in preparation for launch. (RealMedia format)

STS-97: Landing replays
“From NASA TV, replays of various views of the landing of STS-97. (RealMedia format)”

STS-97: Landing
“Captured from NASA TV, Endeavour lands at KSC at the culmination of the STS-97 mission. (RealMedia format)”

STS-97: Launch replays
“From NASA TV, replays of various views of the launch of Endeavour on the STS-97 mission. (RealMedia format)”

“STS-97: Launch, NASA TV”
“Captured from NASA TV, Endeavour launches on the mission of STS-97 on Nov. 30, 2000. With commentary. (RealMedia format)”

“STS-97: Launch, from Causeway (MPEG)”
“Video taken from the NASA Causeway as Endeavour launches on the mission of STS-97 on Nov. 30, 2000. (512kbs MPEG format)”

“STS-97: Launch, from Causeway (WMV)”
“Video taken from the NASA Causeway as Endeavour launches on the mission of STS-97 on Nov. 30, 2000. (340kbs WMV format)”

Rocket Man: Dr. Robert H. Goddard
“This movie is comprised of two programs about Dr. Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. It features actual footage of Dr. Goddard and his rockets accompanied by interview excerpts from Mrs. Goddard. Approximate total length: 1hr. 10 min.”

Soviet shuttle Buran launch video clip No. 1
Video clip showing the only launch of the Soviet space shuttle Buran in 1988. (MPEG)

Soviet shuttle Buran launch video clip No. 2
“Video clip showing the only launch of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, occuring in 1988. (MPEG)”

Big Dumb Boosters: : Low-Cost Transportation Option?
“This background paper describes and examines a launch vehicle concept commonly known as the Big Dumb Booster”” – a concept that derives from efforts first made in the 1960s to minimize costs of space launch systems .2 Some launch system analysts believe that the use of this concept when applied to existing technology could markedly reduce space transportation costs. Other analysts disagree.”””

NASA News Conference Announcing Mars Water Discovery
“Watch the NASA news conference from March 2, 2004 announcing the finding of conclusive evidence of large amounts of water in Mars’ past. (RealMedia format)”

Rocket Geneology Poster
Download a high-resolution poster image depicting the heritage and geneology of American launch vehicles.

Saturn Illustrated Chronology
“NASA MHR-5, Saturn Illustrated Chronology. Download this publication in PDF format suitable for printing. ”

Vanguard: A History
“NASA SP-4202, Vanguard: A History. Download a PDF version of this NASA history publication, suitable for offline viewing.”

“Sounding Rockets, A Historical Summary”
“NASA SP-4401 – NASA SOUNDING ROCKETS, 1958-1968: A Historical Summary. Download this historical publication in PDF format suitable for offline viewing.”

Atlas III AC-202 MBSat Launch ILS highlights replay
“A replay of a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIIA launching the MBSat spacecraft from SLC-36B on March 13, 2004. (WMV Format) Video credit: ILS”

Atlas III AC-202 Launch Video Clip #1
“The launch of AC-202 on March 13, 2004 as seen from the beach south of SLC-36B. (MPEG Format)”

Atlas III AC-202 Launch Video Clip #2
“A second view of the launch of AC-202 on March 13, 2004 as seen from the beach south of SLC-36B. (MPEG Format, 4MB)”

ILS Proton launches W3A
“An International Launch Services Proton rocket launches the Eutelsat W3A spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome on March 16, 2004”

Most Distant Object in Solar System Discovered
NASA-funded researchers have discovered the most distant object orbiting Earth’s Sun. The object is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto. Listen to the NASA teleconference (RealAudio format).

Delta 303 GPS 2R11 Hold called at T-43 Seconds
“An alarm sounds at T-43 sec., forcing a hold in the launch of Delta 303, Video taken from Jetty Park at Cape Canaveral. (Credit The Spacearium, Windows Media format)”

Delta 303 GPS 2R11 Launch (video from Jetty Park)
“A Boeing Delta II launches the GPS 2R11 spacecraft at 12:53pm on March 20, 2004 from SLC-17B at Cape Canaveral AFS. This video was taken from Jetty Park at Cape Canaveral. (Credit The Spacearium, Windows Media format)”

Delta 303 GPS2R11 Launch (wide-angle from Jetty Park)
“A wide-angle view shows the liftoff of Delta 303 with the GPS 2R11 satellite at 12:53pm on March 20, 2004 from SLC-17B at Cape Canaveral AFS. Video taken from Jetty Park. (Credit The Spacecarium, Windows Media format)”

“Delta 303 GPS 2R11, hold called at T-43 sec.”
“A last-second alarm at T-43 Sec. forces a hold and recycle to T-4 minutes of the launch of Delta 303. This video shows the hold call as broadcast on Boeing TV. (credit Boeing, Windows Media format)”

Delta 303 GPS 2R11 Launch (Boeing TV)
“A Boeing Delta II launches the GPS 2R11 at 12:53pm on March 20, 2004 from SLC-17B at Cape Canaveral AFS. This clip was taken from the Boeing TV broadcast of the launch. (Credit Boeing, Windows Media Format)”

Delta 303 GPS 2R11 Launch slideshow
“Download an automated slideshow of the launch of Delta 303 with the GPS 2R11 spacecraft on March 20, 2004. (Credit The Spacearium)”

Delta 303 GPS 2R11 Launch Screensaver
“Download a screensaver of images from the launch of Beoing Delta 303 with the GPS 2R11 spacecraft on March 20, 2004. (credit The Spacearium)”

Atlas-Centaur 163 Superbird 6 Launch
“ILS video of an Atlas 2AS final countdown, launch and spacecraft separation of the Superbird 6 spacecraft. Launch occurred on April 15, 2004 at 8:45pm EDT from Cape Canaveral AFS. (Video credit ILS, WMV format, 18.5MB) ”

Thrust Into Space
“This program was created in 1999 for the Library of Congress to celebrate the history of Brevard County, FL. Introduced by Rep. Weldon, this features a narrated tour of the history of the Space Coast, from before the Space Age through the shuttle/station era, focusing on the people who made it all happen. Interview excerpts are throughout the program . Additionally, this hour-long program looks at Port Canaveral, Florida Tech and the unique nature and wildlife of Brevard County.”

The Viking Rocket Story
“The Viking Rocket Story, by Milton Rosen Harper & Brothers 1953, 288 pages, illustrated. This book is the detailed peronsal account of the Viking rocket program written by the man in charge, Milton Rosen. The Viking rocket later became the basiss for the first stage of the Vanguard launch vehicle.”

NASA History Publication SP-4214
SP-4214: Where No Man Has Gone Before A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions. This is in PDF format for downloading and printing offline.

NASA History Publication SP-4204
SP-4204: Moonport A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations. This is in PDF format for downloading and printing offline.

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