CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — More than 450 guests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency’s first space-bound Orion spacecraft Monday, marking a major milestone in the construction of the vehicle that will carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. Click to read more.
Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew begin the journey to the International Space Station on May 16, 2011.
The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on Nasa’s penultimate shuttle flight, thundering through cloudy Florida skies and into orbit.
SpaceX made history today by launching its first reusable space capsule in a successful test. Here’s a video of the launch.
Pretty amazing feat. Everyone at SpaceX should be very proud.
I found this news father surprising – and it comes on the heels of the news that NASA has breathed new life into it’s X-34 prototypes.
According to SpaceFlightNow – the air force has been testing a prototype of the X-37 unmanned spaceplane for the last few months.
From the source:
The X-37B spacecraft, also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, has been circling Earth since April 22 conducting classified tests and technology demonstrations while under the watchful eye of amateur observers on the ground.
The two-paragraph statement issued by the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base says the “exact landing date and time will depend on technical and weather considerations,” but it is expected between Friday and Monday.
Preparations for the landing are underway at Vandenberg, the statement said.
Check out the full article at Spaceflight now for the whole fascinating story.