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World View space capsule
2014-06-26 04:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday. The Arizona-based firm, which is an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corporation, successfully used its spaceflight system to lift a one-tenth scale system to an altitude of 120,000 feet over...

2014-06-18 23:03:27

Sierra Nevada Corporation (“SNC”) and FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (“FLYHT”) are pleased to announce that the companies have renewed their strategic relationship by updating their license and manufacturing agreement and adding a value-added reseller agreement. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (“SNC”) and FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd., (“FLYHT”) are pleased to announce that the companies have renewed their strategic relationship by updating...

NASA Releases Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Final Report
2014-06-04 03:25:53

NASA With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services for the International Space Station, NASA is issuing its final report on the now-complete Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program that laid the groundwork for those flights. The report, titled “Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, A New Era in Spaceflight” (NASA/SP-2014-617), documents the work of NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office (C3PO) between 2005 and 2013 to partner...

2014-05-30 12:21:39

Development is Major Step toward Returning Human Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts (CPC) marks critical progress in the development of...

2014-05-27 08:20:50

XCOR Raises $14.2 Million of Investment Capital Led by Dutch Investors MOJAVE, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the United States Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has approved the Series B lead investment by Dutch investors. The first closing of XCOR's new round of finance issued $14.2 million of Series B preferred shares. XCOR will use the funds to bring the XCOR® Lynx® suborbital spaceplane to market....

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites
2014-05-22 10:53:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month Elon Musk announced he was displeased that the US Air Force shut his company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), out of the competition market for government launches. He was so annoyed by it that he filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) monopoly over military launches. Less than a week after that filing, a federal court judge filed a temporary injunction against ULA’s...

Dream Chaser model
2014-05-20 07:01:32

[ Watch the Video: Wind Tunnel Tests Dream Chaser Design ] By Sasha Congiu, NASA's Langley Research Center With meticulous effort and attention to detail, NASA technician Ricky Hall hand-glued 250 grains of sand across a 22-inch long model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft. Each individually placed grain of sand creates turbulent flow along the vehicle, simulating what the actual spacecraft will experience during flight. After more than four hours of prep...

2014-05-19 23:03:24

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of the latest milestone in its NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of the latest milestone in its NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. NASA awarded SNC full value of $20 million for the passage of CCiCap Milestone 8, Wind Tunnel Testing. To date, SNC has received over 80...

2014-05-19 16:20:29

Progress Being Made to Return Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working in wind tunnels, software laboratories and work stations across America, NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners continue to make strides in advancing the designs of the American spacecraft and rockets that will carry humans safely and reliably into low-Earth orbit from U.S. soil by 2017. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Blue Origin, The...

2014-05-16 23:01:27

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ (NECO) awarded Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) CEO, the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” at the 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on May 10, 2014 on Ellis Island, New York. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The [National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ (NECO) awarded [Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) CEO, the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” at the 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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