NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Boeing has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the component that would connect the company's new crew capsule to its rocket. The review is one of six performance milestones Boeing has completed for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make available commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers.
Company Opens Its Doors For 'Young Minds At Work' Day
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company campuses across the nation opened their doors Thursday to more than 3,200 children aged six to 18 to introduce them to the wonders of science, physics and mathematics in the space industry through Young Minds at Work day. The annual event is designed to inspire children to consider pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees by demonstrating applications in our everyday life.
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The FAA said Friday it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15. Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these towers as part of the agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. ANN has learned that one of the most exotic new airframes promised for the experimental (and eventually, certificated) aviation biz, has pulled off its first flight without difficulty. The new Pipistrel Panthera completed its 54 minute maiden flight on 4 April, 2013. ForeFlight has just announced a new version of its popular app just in time for the beginning of the spring flying season. ForeF
Administrator Says Attempting Such A Mission Would Likely Jeopardize All Of The Agency's Human Exploration Efforts
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said at a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board in Washington on Thursday that NASA would not be leading an effort to return men to the Moon "probably in my lifetime." He said that NASA will be focusing on human missions to asteroids and Mars.
Erected On Launch Pad At Wallops Island For Upcoming Test Flight
Orbital Sciences Corporation rolled out the first fully integrated Antares rocket from its assembly building at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) in eastern Virginia early Saturday morning in preparation for its inaugural flight that is scheduled for April 17 at approximately 1700 (EDT).