NASA awards contract for suborbital flight services

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Blue Origin, LLC, in Van Horn, Texas, to integrate and fly technology payloads near the boundary...

Orbital ATK conducts test of Antares first stage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvXuEDLHxfk&feature=youtu.be Orbital ATK announced May 31 it conducted a full-power "hot fire" test of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares medium-class rocket...

Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

Lockheed Martin photographLockheed Martin delivered NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to its Florida launch site on May 20, 2016. The asteroid sampling spacecraft was shipped...

Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere

NASAS imageSOFIA/GREAT spectrum of oxygen superimposed on a Viking 1 composite image of Mars by USGS University of Arizona. The amount of...

CubeSats deployed from International Space Station

NASA photograph CubeSats fly free after leaving the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station on May 17, 2016. Seen here are two Dove...

Hypersonic test flight a success in Aussie Outback

A successful test flight of an experimental rocket has further cemented South Australia’s place in the international space industry. Launched from the Woomera Test Range...

NASA TV to broadcast Dragon departure from ISS

NASA photographThe SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2. The spacecraft delivered about 7,000 pounds of science and...

NASA to provide coverage of May 9 Mercury transit of sun

NASA is inviting viewers around the world to see a relatively rare celestial event, with coverage of the May 9 transit of the sun...

SpaceX founding team launches Vector Space Systems to redefine space commerce

TUSCON, Ariz.--Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space launch enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch,...

Ball Aerospace begins environmental testing for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1...

Photograph courtesy of Ball Aerospace and TechnologiesBall Aerospace has begun environmental testing on NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite scheduled to launch...