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2012-07-10 11:42:35

The Virgin Galactic spaceship is expected to be making a debut at Farnborough International Airshow, which is considered to be the world's leading aviation marketplaces.

Top Secret USAF Space Plane Completes 15-Month Mission
2012-06-17 05:35:11

After spending one year and three months orbiting the Earth, an unmanned Air Force space plane completed its top secret mission early Saturday morning, successfully touching down at the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

2012-06-04 12:29:09

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems successfully completed a "captive carry test" of its full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

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2012-05-31 15:39:35

The super-secret Air Force spaceplane that has been orbiting the Earth for over a year is coming in for a landing in June.

Future Tourism Spacecraft Receives FAA Permit
2012-05-31 10:43:55

Space tourism just received one giant leg up by the U.S. government as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Virgin Galactic an experimental launch permit for its SpaceShipTwo.

'Critical' Spaceplane Engine Testing Underway
2012-04-29 04:30:10

Testing has begun on an engine that could make it possible for a plane to travel into space, travel at five times the speed of sound, and make it possible to reach any destination on the planet in no more than four hours.

Image 1 - Sierra Nevada Delivers Flight Test Vehicle Structure
2012-02-07 04:38:42

One of NASA's industry partners, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), recently delivered the primary structure of its first Dream Chaser flight test vehicle to the company's facility in Louisville, Colo., where it will be assembled and integrated with secondary systems.

Air Force Spaceplane Could Be 'Spying On China'
2012-01-05 12:38:47

According to a report by Spaceflight, the classified X-37B U.S. Air Force spaceplane is most likely spending its time in orbit spying on China.

Vega To Fly ESA Experimental Reentry Vehicle
2011-12-17 05:30:41

The launch of ESA’s IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle on Europe’s new Vega rocket is now in detailed planning, a major step towards the craft’s flight in 2014.


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