Planetary Projects and Human Spaceflight
by Jason Davis
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NASA's efforts to capture a near-Earth asteroid and tow it back to lunar orbit will have to wait a little bit longer for a final mission concept.
This Friday, SpaceX will attempt what no agency or company has done before: land a used rocket stage on a floating ocean platform.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/12 10:19 CST
The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft successfully completed testing to prepare it for a possible 2015 test flight.
NASA's Orion spacecraft is back on dry land following its offloading from the USS Anchorage late Monday night. Here are some selected photographs by Kevin Baird.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/05 07:46 CST
NASA’s Orion spacecraft returned safely to Earth this morning after what looked like a flawless four hour, 24-minute test flight.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/04 12:27 CST
Here are some scenes from launch day, shot from the unique perspective of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/03 02:53 CST
The stage is set for NASA’s Orion spacecraft to launch on a two-orbit, four-hour shakedown cruise tomorrow morning. Patrick Air Force Base’s 45th Weather Squadron changed their forecast of an on-time launch to 70 percent—up from the 40 percent chances that marked the start of the week.
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