Why We Don’t Have an SST | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine

In the politics of supersonic transport, “boom” let to bust.

In retirement: the Concorde at the National Air and Space Museum Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Dane A. Penland)

By Bill Sweetman


Ask why there was no replacement for the Concorde, which retired in 2003, and people will […]

Can A ‘Planet-Like Object’ Start Its Life Blazing As Hot As A Star?

How WISE 70304-2705 could have evolved from a star to a “planet-like object”. Credit: John Pinfield,

Nature once again shows us how hard it is to fit astronomical objects into categories. An examination of a so-far unique brown dwarf — an object that is a little too small to start nuclear […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Surviving In Space – Business Insider

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here’s How Long You Could Survive On Every Planet In Our Solar System VIDEO: The renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how long you Could Survive On Every Planet In Our Solar System BUSINESSINSIDER.COM See Video Here […]

Reaction to SpaceX decision to build launch pad in Cameron County – Brownsville Herald: Local News

Brad Doherty The sun rises over Boca Chica Beach near the planned SpaceX rocket launch site in this 2014 file photo.

via Reaction to SpaceX decision to build launch pad in Cameron County – Brownsville Herald: Local News.

NASA Resurrected an ‘Impossible’ Microwave Thruster Technology | Motherboard

It’s always exciting when something seemingly impossible is validated by NASA—the smartest of the smart when it comes to cutting-edge aeronautical technology, right? Well, NASA scientists have just confirmed that an “impossible” technology is in fact possible.

via NASA Resurrected an ‘Impossible’ Microwave Thruster Technology | Motherboard.

SpaceX will build launch pad near Boca Chica Beach – Brownsville Herald: Local News

By Laura B. Martinez, Staff writer

Cameron County, we’ve got SpaceX.

After months of speculation that the rocket company would chose the county for the site of a rocket launch pad, SpaceX officials today announced it will build the pad near Boca Chica Beach.

SpaceX CEO Elon […]

AsiaSat 8 | Falcon 9 Satellite Launch Webcast – YouTube

This is the live launch webcast of the AsiaSat 8 mission which lifted off Tuesday, August 5th at 08:00 UTC.

The AsiaSat 8 satellite flew to its intended orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX in Brownsville, Texas-Tranforming Destiny – YouTube

Why space exploration still matters

11:00 a.m. EDT, September 3, 2011

Explanation: Using the prolific planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, astronomers have discovered 1,235 candidate planets orbiting other suns since the Kepler mission's search for Earth-like worlds began in 2009. To find them, Kepler monitors a rich star field to identify planetary transits by the slight dimming of starlight caused […]

Supply Ship Lost on This Week @NASA

The unpiloted Progress 44 spacecraft scheduled to deliver three tons of food, fuel and other supplies to the International Space Station fails to make orbit and crashes in southwest Russia. Also, ISS commercial cargo carrier; Stennis’ new facility; Shannon’s key; music man; and more.