Gingrich Promises Space Coast Voters the Moon

By Irene Klotz

COCOA, Fla. — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich staked out new ground in his quest to win the Republican U.S. presidential nomination with a plan to win the hearts and votes of space enthusiasts dispirited by the lull in U.S. human spaceflight and what some perceive as lackluster plans for […]

Newt Gingrich’s moon base idea takes center stage at the GOP debate in Florida

By ROBIN BRAVENDER | 1/27/12 1:08 AM EST

MIAMI, Fla. — If aliens were watching from outer space, even they might have been shocked by the amount of time devoted to space travel in Thursday’s presidential debate.

Newt Gingrich excited Florida’s struggling space coast this week when he pledged to industry executives that he would colonize […]

Newt Gingrich Defends Space Exploration, Moon Colony During GOP Debate In Florida (VIDEO)


During the GOP debate in Florida Thursday night, CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates what they would do about the nation’s foundering space program, an issue with significant implications for Florida, where many space missions launch.

I’m not looking for a colony on the moon,” Mitt Romney said, a clear jab […]

Newt Gingrich promises moon base by the end of his second term

“To infinity and beyond!” is the theme of Gingrich’s latest campaign pitch: a lunar colony within eight years

There are two givens in any election campaign: 1) the candidates will make grand promises that they can never keep and 2) they will pander to their audience at every opportunity.

But on Wednesday, Newt “grandiose […]

Russia Launches Progress Freighter to Space Station

Russia Launches Progress Space Freighter to Space Station

06:57 26/01/2012 MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti)

A Russian Soyuz-U launch vehicle carrying the Progress M-14M cargo spacecraft has been launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space center, Russia’s Mission Control said on Thursday.

Launch of “Soyuz-U” with THC “Progress M14M”

The Soyuz rocket with […]

Gingrich plans major speeches, including one on space


Posted byCNN’s Gregory Wallace

(CNN) – Riding the momentum of his South Carolina win on Saturday, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he planned a week of big speeches offering “big solutions for a big country.”

“I’ll be at the space coast in Florida this week giving a speech — a visionary speech — on the […]

ULA Launches WGS-4 for the USAF on Delta-IV (5,4)

Air Force officials launch a United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket carrying the fourth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite Jan. 19, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Wideband Global SATCOM provides anytime, anywhere communication for the warfighter through broadcast, multicast, and point to point connections. (U.S. Air Force photo/Patrick Corkery)

1/20/2012 – CAPE CANAVERAL AIR […]

ULA Delta 358 Launch Tonight, ULA Delta-IV (5,4) WGS-4 – Fourth Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite Set to Launch


Photo ULA Delta IV 5,4 WGS-3 mission, photo credit: ULA

1/17/2012 – LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif.  — A Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is scheduled to launch on a Delta IV launch vehicle Jan. 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

This is the fourth launch for the WGS constellation and the second […]

United Launch Alliance (ULA)… WGS-4 Update (Launch)

ULA Delta IV (5,4) WGS-4 ( Mission Overview Booklet:

[SatNews] All of the launch preparations are progressing well for the U.S.A.F.’s Delta IV WGS-4 launch that’s…

…set for Thursday, January 19th, from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch window opens at 7:30 p.m. EST and extends […]

Orion Test Launch Opens the Door for Alternative Human-rated Upper Stage

By Irene Klotz

Lockheed Martin's Space Operations Simulation Center simulates on-orbit docking maneuvers with full-scale Orion and international space station mockups. Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Operations Simulation Center screen shot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s quest for a rocket upper stage to boost its Orion deep-space capsule beyond low Earth orbit in test flights opens […]