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November 01, 2014
Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot
Los Angeles CA (AFO) Nov 01, 2014
Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert - and raising questions about the program's future. But Virgin chief Richard Branson, while voicing shock at the accident involving Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, vowed to push forward towards the dream of space flight for the paying public. "We've always known that the road to space is extremely difficult - and that every new transporta ... read more
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China's First Lunar Return Mission A Stunning Success
The successful return of China's first circumlunar spacecraft has been somewhat downplayed by the media. Part of this is sadly due to the tragic loss of Space Ship Two and the death of a pilot that ... more

Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years: experts
The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said Friday. ... more

China completes first mission to moon and back
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambi ... more
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Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert, one pilot dead
Virgin Galactic's pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of the two pilots and scattering debris across the desert. ... more


Yale finds a planet that won't stick to a schedule
For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunters program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem. The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 ... more
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Richard Binzel on NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission
By the end of this decade, NASA hopes to lasso a space rock: The space agency is actively pursuing proposals for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) - a mission that aims to identify, capture, and r ... more

Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares
The Orbital Sciences Corporation, that built and launched Antares supply rocket crashed in Virginia, may replace the spacecraft's current AJ-26 Russian rocket engine, once their investigation of the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS


Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw
The Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo ship, carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA facility in Virginia, exploded during launch due to possible failure of the rocket's fi ... more

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap
The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff ... more

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage
Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Ca ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 ... more

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will continue working with its International Space Station (ISS) program partners on cargo resupply missions, despite the crash of the sup ... more
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Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions


It's Anchors Aweigh on Modifications to NASA's Pegasus Barge
It's anchors aweigh on refurbishments to NASA's Pegasus barge, which will be used to ferry the massive core stage of America's next great ship - the Space Launch System. SLS will be the most powerf ... more

Mark Olsen - An Atmospheric Dynamicist With a Beat
Atmospheric dynamicist Mark Olsen enjoys unplanned scientific discoveries and drumming in his rock band with his Goddard friends. b>What do you do and what is most interesting about your role ... more

Student Experiments Lost in Antares Rocket Explosion
Tuesday's Antares explosion destroyed 5,000lb (2,200kg) of equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars, among which was 1600 pounds (730kg) of scientific investigations including student project ... more

Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris
Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk. ESA has signed an agreem ... more

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separate ... more

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Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System
For the first time, researchers using ALMA have detected a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be r ... more

ISS Crew Has Enough Supplies Until March 2015
In case no spacecraft makes it to the ISS (International Space Station) in the near future, the supplies will be enough until March 2015, Mike Suffredini, NASA's International Space Station Program ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement


NASA's LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater


A One Way Trip to Mars


Russian space station resupply rocket launches, docks at ISS


Orbital rocket explodes after launch


Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability


China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia


NASA Team Proposes to Use Laser to Track Orbital Debris


Sierra Nevada Reveals Dream Chaser Mission Variant


Wenchang to launch China's next space station


AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

Russian Space Agency to Receive Designs of Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket by Year-End

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Space Launch System Booster Separation Testing Brings Confidence to First Flight

Hybrid fluid transmission enables light and swift robotic arms

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

NASA seeks proposals for deep space exploration, journey to Mars

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan

Troublesome boat forces Orbital to scrub rocket launch

Russian Progress-M Cargo Spacecraft Undocks From ISS

SpaceX may soon start landing rockets on a platform

EPJ E Highlight - Thermodiffusion in weightlessness

Third of Four Planned Maneuvers Extends Messenger Orbital Operations

NASA Seeks Ultra-lightweight Materials to Help Enable Journey to Mars

China launches first mission to moon and back

SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results

Eight months on 'Hawaiian Mars' tests rigors of exploration

Europe postpones launch of first 'space plane'

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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