Latest Private spaceflight Stories

2012-11-02 07:19:41

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers. During the company's first milestone, a technical baseline review, NASA and SpaceX reviewed the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket for crew transportation to low-Earth orbit and discussed future plans...

Blue Origin Launches Pad Escape Capsule, Test Is A Success
2012-10-23 09:48:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Aerospace research and development firm Blue Origin conducted a successful pad escape test last Friday (Oct. 19) at the company´s West Texas launch facility, launching a full-scale suborbital crew capsule from a simulated propulsion module. The test, part of NASA´s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), was also conducted under its Space Act Agreement with NASA as part of the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)...

2012-10-16 15:05:06

NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Blue Origin has successfully fired the thrust chamber assembly for its new 100,000 pound thrust BE-3 liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen rocket engine. As part of Blue's Reusable Booster System (RBS), the engines are designed eventually to launch the biconic-shaped Space Vehicle the company is developing. The test was part of Blue Origin's work supporting its funded Space Act Agreement with NASA during Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)....

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