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blue origin engine test
2014-01-15 04:23:55

A free flight intended to evaluate a vehicle’s performance in a simulated space environment and launches designed to try out the early next-generation launch abort technology are among the project planned by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program partners in 2014.

2014-01-13 23:02:25

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft to the International

2014-01-09 20:20:06

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at a global space exploration forum Thursday, John P.

2014-01-09 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another NASA commercial space partner officially has begun contracted cargo flights to the International Space Station.

Falcon 9 Rocket Proves Itself As Viable Geostationary Orbital Launcher
2014-01-07 05:10:09

SpaceX has completed its first Falcon 9 launch of the New Year, putting Asian satellite operator THAICOM’s latest spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).

SpaceX Selected To Begin Negotiations For NASA's Launch Complex 39A
2013-12-15 04:15:14

NASA has officially decided to begin negotiations with SpaceX over the use and maintenance of Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a highly-charged selection process.

Blue Origin Tests Rocket Engine
2013-12-04 12:25:28

Amazon founder announced that his aerospace company, Blue Origin, successfully tested its new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine, designed to take a ship, crew and cargo into sub-orbit.

New Rocket Engine Test-fired By NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Blue Origin
2013-12-04 08:31:40

NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.