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2013-08-13 23:01:12

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third...

2013-08-13 00:20:15

ATK to Provide First and Second Stages for Air Launch Vehicle ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to provide first and second stage propulsion for the Air Launch Vehicle (ALV) that Orbital is designing and building for Stratolaunch Systems Corporation as part of a revolutionary air-launched space transportation system. The contract from Orbital includes the design, development and...

2013-08-12 12:21:18

Company Adds Fred Ouellette, Program Manager for Human Spaceflight and Energy Services BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Aerospace Services (SAS), a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced today that it has named Fred Ouellette as the Company's Program Manager for Human Spaceflight and Energy Services. SAS is a high technology services and systems company supporting NASA, DoD, and the commercial space industry through systems...

2013-07-26 08:21:06

Informal Educator and Historian Joins Citizen Astronaut Corps DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, and WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has announced the selection of its fifth citizen-astronaut candidate. Informal educator and aerospace historian Greg Kennedy will join four other citizen-astronaut candidates who are training to fly as payload operators on the Lynx spacecraft, currently under construction by XCOR Aerospace...

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2013-07-23 13:26:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts climbed aboard The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft on Monday, giving the world its first glance at what may be the face of future space travel. NASA astronauts Serena Aunon and Randy Bresnik slapped on their orange launch-and-entry suits and individually tested their maneuverability inside the capsule, while Boeing engineers monitored communications, equipment and ergonomics. "These are our customers. They're...

2013-07-18 10:23:48

NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space products and services. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis describes a potential opportunity for existing and new companies and non-profit organizations to access NASA's spaceflight expertise for mutually beneficial space exploration goals. These new partnerships...

2013-07-17 16:21:37

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space products and services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis describes a potential opportunity for existing and new companies and non-profit...

2013-07-17 10:01:17

The Boeing Company of Houston is inviting media to view a full-size test version of its CST-100 spacecraft as NASA astronauts conduct evaluations inside it. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT Monday, July 22, at the company's Houston Product Support Center at 13100 Space Center Boulevard. Boeing is one of three aerospace industry partners working with NASA's Commercial Crew Program on its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, which is intended to make commercial human...

2013-06-27 23:42:52

The article published by Financesonline.com shares with its readers the latest milestones in space exploration - the availability of commercial space travels to delight modern space tourists and the costs of these out-of-this-world adventures. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The article "Space Tourism: How Much Should You Save For A Space Trip?" published recently by FinancesOnline.com enjoins readers to celebrate the fact that the cosmos is not the infinite void and...

2013-06-19 04:20:17

SYDNEY, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High value contests on Freelancer.com continue to achieve out of this world results for businesses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120709/NY36516LOGO) Planetary Resources, a company dedicated to space exploration and resource discovery, has taken the first step towards making space accessible to everyone. Planetary Resources has turned to both crowdfunding* and crowdsourcing**, in partnership with Freelancer.com, to involve global...