Latest Irene Klotz Stories

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

NASA Land Requested By State Of Florida
2012-09-24 04:27:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The state of Florida has reportedly contacted NASA to ask the US space agency to turn over 150 acres of land in Cape Canaveral to the state's aerospace development group for the construction of a commercial spaceport. According to Irene Klotz of Reuters, Florida Lieutenant Governor and Space Florida Chairwoman Jennifer Carroll wrote a letter to NASA head Charles Bolden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood requesting the...

2012-08-12 08:16:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The touchdown of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity made news headlines around the globe and restored the public's interest in the U.S. space program, but the pressure is on NASA to succeed in future planned missions to the Red Planet. While Curiosity "set the stage for a potentially game-changing quest to learn whether the planet most like Earth ever had a shot at developing life, but follow-up missions exist only on drawing...

2011-10-30 07:51:43

An unused Kennedy Space Center hanger that was once used for processing space shuttles has been leased to Boeing, who will use it to build so-called space taxis, officials with the aerospace company told Reuters on Friday. According to Irene Klotz, the company reached a deal "with Space Florida, a state-backed agency working to expand space-related businesses in Florida, to lease the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 at the center, Boeing spokeswoman Susan Wells said on Friday." "Wells...

2011-10-29 15:11:00

A Russian freighter bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch early Sunday morning, marking that country's first scheduled flight since they were postponed win the wake of a failed liftoff attempt on August 24. According to Irene Klotz of Reuters, the Roscosmos Progress cargo ship is scheduled to depart from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:11 a.m. Eastern time. It was a similar vessel that suffered an upper-stage rocket failure previously, and as the...

2011-09-25 15:11:22

While NASA knows that the remains of the six-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) wound up landing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, the exact location of the spacecraft may never be known, according to a Sunday report by Irene Klotz of Reuters. The U.S. space agency reported early Saturday morning that the satellite re-entered the planet's atmosphere sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT on September 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT on September 24. Much of the UARS would have been burned up upon...

2011-07-10 08:25:00

While the approaching retirement of the space shuttle has NASA employees and residents of the areas most vital to the program concerned for their economic futures, it could present a tremendous opportunity for the three private-sector companies currently developing spacecraft for the US aeronautics agency, Reuters reporter Irene Klotz reported on Friday."¨According to Klotz, the three companies currently working on commercial space taxis designed to deliver American astronauts and cargo...

2006-07-07 00:20:00

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON -- NASA engineers worked overnight on Friday to assess images of space shuttle Discovery's heat shield after two days of intensive inspections and growing optimism the problems leading to the fatal 2003 Columbia accident are over. The shuttle reached the International Space Station on Thursday to bring the resident crew up to its full, three-member staff for the first time since the accident and to deliver more than 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) of new equipment and...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.