NASA publishes Soviet space star engineers memoirs — RT

 

NASA has published the final volume in the memoirs of renowned Soviet rocket engineer, Boris Chertok.

The four-volume book, called “Rockets and People,” is now freely available on NASA’s website. It is dedicated to the history of the Soviet space industry.

For thirty years, Chertok designed control systems for spacecraft that are still […]

Newsvine – Glenn marks 50 years since historic orbit of Earth

COLUMBUS — John Glenn, who launched into orbit for his historic spaceflight 50 years ago, was “no ordinary pilot,” fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong said Monday at a gala marking the anniversary.

Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, said there was a need for leadership in the space program and Glenn “literally rose […]

U.S. Navy satellite launch scrubbed again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) — A second attempt to launch a U.S. Navy communications satellite into space was scrubbed late Friday due to poor weather, a spacecraft-launch service said.

The next opportunity for an Atlas V rocket launch will be Wednesday, said United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. and […]

Dependable Engines: Pratt & Whitney In The News: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Power Centaur Rocket Mission

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will power the Centaur upper-stage rocket on its 200th mission and to place the first in a series of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellites for the U.S. Navy into orbit on Feb. 16. The launch […]

What Does it Take to Send MUOS-1 to Orbit? « AmericaSpace

The U.S. Navy is hoping that all will go according to plan and at 5:46 p.m. EST these MUOS-1 satellite will be sent to orbit to begin its mission. What are some of the things that has to happen before the "big day" arrives"? Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

So you got a spacecraft […]

Titusville’s man is a key player in tonight’s satellite launch | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com

Jeff Peacock said he “still gets goosebumps” when one of the rockets rolls out for a launch. / Tim Shortt/FLORIDA TODAY

CAPE CANAVERAL — Jeff Peacock brings it all together for the United Launch Alliance team set to send up an Atlas V rocket tonight with an advanced Navy communications satellite.

An inventory planning […]

50th SES Spacecraft in Orbit after Successful ILS Proton Launch – MarketWatch

Proton-M with SES-4 Launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan & LUXEMBOURG, Feb 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SES S.A. /quotes/zigman/223331 FR:SESG +0.49% (luxx:SESG) announces that the SES-4 satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster today at 1:36 am Baikonur time (20:36 CET and 14)(20:2012). After a 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M […]

Europe launches new Vega rocket on maiden voyage | Fox News

Feb. 13, 2012: The European Space Agency's first Vega rocket lifts off from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in a flawless launch debut. ESA /Stephane Corvaja

A brand-new rocket soared into space early Monday (Feb. 13) in a launch debut that carried nine small satellites and the hopes of the European Space […]

CSF Creates New Suborbital Coalition at Parabolic Arc

Washington D.C. February 10, 2012 (CSF PR): As the commercial spaceflight industry prepares for its first commercial launches, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is announcing the creation of a new coalition to bring suborbital spaceflight to students, teachers, researchers, and companies across the country. This week’s passage of legislation to ensure a stable regulatory climate for […]

Nasa calls for new ISS taxis | News24

Cape Canaveral – Nasa is looking for at least two US firms to design and build space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, programme managers said.

Nasa plans to invest $300m to $500m in each of the firms selected under new 21-month partnership agreements, Ed Mango, manager of Nasa’s Commercial […]