It's getting kinda cozy up in orbit... at least as far as the
International Space station is concerned. The Expedition 28 crew of
the International Space Station enjoyed a day off Friday to catch
up on some much-needed rest following the arrival of three new
flight engineers Thursday evening aboard a Russian Soyuz
If At First You Don't Succeed.. Launch, Launch Again
It took a few tries, but the launch of a NASA Terrier-Improved
Orion suborbital rocket was successfully conducted at 7:16 a.m.
EDT, Friday, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The launch was to test several new rocket and spacecraft
technologies including the Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology
(SMART) platform, Autonomous Flight Safety System, Low Cost
Telemetry Transmitter, and an electro hydrodynamic-based thermal
The Aerospace Industries Association tells ANN that it has
'extended its record growth with the enrollment of eight new full
members and nine associate members at its May Board of Governors
meeting.' Full membership has increased almost 50 percent since
January 2010 to 147 companies.