The 11,000-Pound OTV Made An Autonomous Landing At Vandenberg
After 244 days in space since its launch April 22 from Cape
Canaveral, FL, the X-37B orbital test vehicle landing marks the Air
Force's latest step in experimental test missions to improve the
service's space capabilities, officials said here Dec. 6.
Oxidizer Turbopump Assembled On Human-Rated Engine
The oxidizer turbopump for NASA's J-2X rocket engine has been
successfully assembled, moving the next-generation, human-rated
rocket engine one step closer to testing at Stennis Space Center,
MS, in 2011.
Its been an amazing day... one that started a little after 0400
as ANN trucked a fair amount of camera gear and ourselves down to
the Cape to witness another evolutionary moment in aerospace
history. SpaceX is now the first commercial company in history to
re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit. SpaceX launched its
Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at
10:43 AM EST from Launch Complex 40 at the Air Force Station at
Cape Canaveral. And yes, it LOOKED COOL!
Oshkosh Inspired Tech To Advance Innovation In Aviation
When one of the most innovative companies in the world comes
back from Oshkosh -- in awe -- at the innovation they've witnessed,
you know that the world of sport and general aviation have more
going for it than many might think. These days, GE Aerospace comes
to Oshkosh to stay inspired and look for the next big idea... and
if there's one thing that GE knows... its BIG IDEAS.
Bolden: SpaceX Is "What Lindbergh Was To Commercial
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden praised SpaceX on its
successful launch Wednesday of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon
demonstration COTS vehicle which is slated to begin carrying cargo
to ISS next year.