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For the first time ever, SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket engine in flight! A major milestone in commercial human spaceflight.

According to a Virgin Galactic report: “Wheels stop—SpaceShipTwo safely on the ground after a triumphant day in the sky. So proud of our...

Kay Bailey Hutchison, retired long time U. S. Senator from Texas who helped to shape and fund NASA’s future over nearly two decades as a Washington legislator, was honored Friday as the 2013 recipient of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement and the National Space Trophy in Houston on Friday.

The award was presented at a dinner banquet in her honor by Eugene Cernan, the commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, and Tom Stafford, a long time NASA adviser and commander of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project and Apollo 10 mission.


Spacewalker – My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer by Jerry Ross with John Norberg; Purdue University Press, $29.95; 2013.

As a former astronaut, Jerry Ross has written a personal account of his childhood in rural Indiana, then taking a career path that eventually led him into Earth orbit – not once but seven times. Via his numerous...

The PhoneSats are roughly the size of a coffee cup. Courtesy: AMSAT-UK


Rice University students, from left, Robert Johnson, Benjamin Young and Colin Shaw show their coffee condiment system for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Take notice Starbucks!

Rice University students have been working with NASA to provide orbiting astronauts the perfect cup of coffee.

The issue onboard the International...

The “Destination Mars” video was unveiled Monday, April 8, during the opening ceremony of the 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Follow two childhood friends from the moment Curiosity’s landing on Mars captures their imaginations to the time not so far away when they become the first humans to walk on the red planet.



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