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2012-05-16 02:20:21

MOJAVE, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace today announced the grand prize winner of a trip aboard the Lynx Mark I suborbital launch vehicle. XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson made the announcement at the Spacecraft Technology Expo (STE) in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/LA08278) "About two months ago, we were at an event called the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, where together with the Southwest Research...

Secretive Private Aerospace Company Building Reusable Rocket
2012-05-01 12:43:06

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Blue Origin, a space flight company established by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, is in the process of developing reusable rockets. The secretive company released details about its plans sparingly in a press release about a design test for its "next-generation Space Vehicle." Blue Origin said its spacecraft completed a series of wind tunnel tests to "refine the aerodynamic characters" of the Space Vehicle's biconic shape. It said the tests were carried...

2012-03-23 03:45:43

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 24 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft. Sixteen of the payloads will ride on parabolic aircraft flights, which provide brief periods of weightlessness. Five will fly on suborbital reusable launch vehicle test flights. Two will ride on high-altitude balloons that fly above 65,000 feet. One payload will fly on the suborbital launch vehicle and...

2012-03-21 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 24 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Sixteen of the payloads will ride on parabolic aircraft flights, which provide brief periods of weightlessness. Five will fly on suborbital reusable launch vehicle test flights. Two will...

2012-02-27 03:13:00

MOJAVE, Calif., and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) 2012 in Palo Alto, California, XCOR Aerospace announced that EMXYS of Spain, Texas A&M's Space Engineering Research Center, and the Planetary Science Institute have joined XCOR's payload processing sales channel for the Lynx suborbital vehicle. The new members of the XCOR team will provide services to the research, scientific, educational, engineering, and...

2012-02-12 05:16:49

NASA is seeking proposals for small technology payloads that could fly on future NASA-sponsored suborbital flights. These future flights will travel to the edge of space and back, testing the innovative new technologies before they're sent to work in the harsh environment of space. "NASA's Game Changing Development Program focuses on maturing advanced space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the agency's future space missions while providing solutions to significant...

2012-02-10 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals for small technology payloads that could fly on future NASA-sponsored suborbital flights. These future flights will travel to the edge of space and back, testing the innovative new technologies before they're sent to work in the harsh environment of space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA's Game Changing Development Program focuses on maturing advanced space technologies...

2011-10-05 06:26:46

NASA has selected nine proposals to demonstrate new technologies for the second set of payloads to fly on commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles and the Zero-G commercial parabolic aircraft. NASA is using commercially available vehicles to carry these technology demonstration payloads to help develop the U.S. commercial reusable suborbital transportation industry. NASA's Flight Opportunities Program provides test flights to demonstrate and validate space technologies on airborne...

2011-10-04 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected nine proposals to demonstrate new technologies for the second set of payloads to fly on commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles and the Zero-G commercial parabolic aircraft. NASA is using commercially available vehicles to carry these technology demonstration payloads to help develop the U.S. commercial reusable suborbital transportation industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

Image 1 - SpaceX Sets Its Sights On Mars
2011-09-30 07:52:14

US space transport company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced Thursday that it plans to develop a fully reusable orbital launch system, with the goal of one day helping humans settle on Mars. Elon Musk, the company´s founder, said the vehicle would be a reusable version of the Falcon 9 rocket which SpaceX used to propel its Dragon space capsule to low-Earth orbit during a test mission last year. Its first cargo trip to the International Space Station (ISS) is...