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March 04, 2015
The Perils of Launch Vehicle Reusability
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jan 21, 2015
On January 10, 2015, SpaceX launched Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission number 5, or CRS-5, on a special Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This particular vehicle included a first stage that was intended to be safely returned intact in order to demonstrate reusability. The primary mission appears to be a success in that SpaceX delivered cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) as specified in its CRS contract with NASA. During ascent, after separation from the upper stage over the Atlan ... read more

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Dominoes Crush Spacecraft
We can't ignore the elephant in the room. International spaceflight is in a critical state. Even without tensions over Russia's annexation of Crimea, there is enough trouble to cause much of the ove ... more
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Commentary: China's space dream a humble one
Ten years after China sent its first man into low earth orbit, three astronauts operating the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft started a journey on a mission which seeks a permanent space station around 2020. ... more
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The Rocket Shot Heard Around the World
Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 3:44 am on Tuesday May 22, 9 engines strapped to the SpaceX Falcon rocket, brilliantly ripped through the dark skies over Kennedy Space Center. This weeks's launch ... more
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The Future of Mankind - Space
The human race is a continuing race against time. If we do nothing to alter the effects of time on mankind, we will surely perish over the coming centuries. There are many reasons for this. Begin wi ... more
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Aborted Mars probe jeopardizes Russia's long-range space program
On Thursday, November 10, mission control tried unsuccessfully to communicate with the Phobos-Grunt (Phobos Ground) probe which lifted off November 8. Analysts are in no mood to exaggerate the situa ... more
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Congress and NASA: expedite commercial crew
The end of the Space Shuttle program this summer caused the US to voluntarily give up its capability to put our own astronauts into orbit. By doing so before a new human spaceflight launch system is ... more
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China should have own ambitions for space development
The launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft has attracted the attention of the world and some TV viewers in some foreign countries even watched the live broadcast in late September. The public opinion i ... more
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Negative Incentives for America's Space Program Part II
The long awaited 2011 edition of Futron's Space Competitiveness Index has just been released, and it does not offer good news about the U.S. space program. While the U.S. remains in the top ra ... more
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FY12 House Funding Bill for NASA
On July 13, the House passed a bill that addresses the FY12 NASA budget. The total recommended amount is $16.81 billion. Here are a few details on this budget. For FY11 the NASA appropriation was $1 ... more
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