SpaceX to launch two AsiaSat satellites via Falcon 9 in 2014 |

by Chris Bergin

SpaceX have announced a contract to launch two Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) satellites. AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 will be launched via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, after the previous two AsiaSats were launched via the Russian Proton rocket, under the control of International Launch Services (ILS).

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Space exploration: Return to Moon Base Gingrich | The Economist

DESPITE receiving a round kicking, Newt Gingrich is not giving up on his moon base. To support his cause, Mr Gingrich has invoked the two animating forces of a previous space age: John F. Kennedy’s vision of sending a man to the moon and the threat of some other nation getting there first. This is standard fare in […]