500 Samples Exposed To Solar Radiation, Other Factors
Air Force Research Laboratory officials here recently partnered
with NASA to conduct materials experiments aboard the International
Space Station. The project incorporates 500 materials samples into
two suitcase-like containers attached to the exterior of the
Entrepreneur Hopes To Develop Alternative To Soyuz
Normally a peaceful rural setting, the central Texas town of
McGregor shook, rattled and rolled last Thursday night, as Space
Exploration Technologies -- better known as SpaceX --
simultaneously fired nine Merlin 1C rocket engines in the McGregor
Business Park, reports the Temple Daily Telegram.
The US Congress has removed a hurdle to continue NASA's access
to the International Space Station... access that is in jeopardy
due to the interval between the retirement of the Space Shuttle
program in 2010 and the completion of its rocket-capsule
replacement Ares-Orion, due in 2015.