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ESA’s Spaceplane Ready For Flight

ESA All eyes are on ESA’s spaceplane to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch on a Vega rocket this November. Instead of heading north into a polar orbit – as on previous flights – Vega will head eastwards to...

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Rehearsal To Bring Back Our Spaceplane
2014-06-24 03:22:15

ESA Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy. They retrieved a prototype of the suborbital IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, the same model flown last year in a splashdown test off the east coast of Sardinia. A crane dropped the two-tonne vehicle into the water for the crew to practice the tricky maneuvers they will use when the real thing splashes down in the Pacific Ocean...

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....

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...

2014-04-30 08:21:45

New "Admirals" to Play Key Role in Future Texas Space Program AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two citizen-astronaut candidates have been honored by the state of Texas. Edward Wright and Maureen Adams are among the latest Texans to be awarded commissions as Admirals in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry. Admirals Wright and Adams are two of the five astronaut candidates currently being trained by Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, to...

2014-04-21 12:21:49

Space Flight Proceeds to Benefit Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center MOJAVE, Calif. and PHOENIX, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor John Corbett is better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but last Saturday, he was shooting for the stars to help knock out Parkinson's disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Research Center....

2014-04-14 16:21:07

SPARKS, Nev., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint news conference held on April 10 at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announced plans to explore potential applications and multiple economic development opportunities presented by the combination of a Houston-based spaceport and SNC's Dream Chaser(®) -- a spacecraft that can land at the spaceport directly from low-Earth orbit. SNC and HAS signed...

2014-04-09 16:21:40

Vehicle Integration Commences MOJAVE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit has been delivered. AdamWorks engineers, along with XCOR engineers, performed several successful pressure tests before it was packed and shipped to XCOR. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/LA01988 The cockpit is the principle major subassembly XCOR needs to begin assembly of the Lynx suborbital spaceplane. "The successful...

2014-04-03 16:20:12

Celebrated Aviator, Commercial Astronaut and Engineer Adds to XCOR's Depth and Experience Base MOJAVE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior Test Pilot. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA97943 As Senior Test Pilot, Binnie will be working with another celebrated pilot and astronaut, XCOR Chief Test Pilot and former Space...

2014-02-21 12:28:03

Hermes to Showcase Its Full-Service Offering at the Retail Supply Chain Conference LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hermes (www.hermesworld.com), a leading provider of end-to-end e-commerce services for fashion and lifestyle brands, announced today that it will attend the Retail Supply Chain Conference in San Diego, Calif., from February 23-26. Billed as the industry's premier event for retail supply chain professionals and their suppliers, Hermes will showcase its...


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