Category Archives: New Space

Ending the Apollo Cargo Cult

A good look at how we can settle the Solar System, including Mars, without the expense of SLS/Orion. Also looks at the real history of Apollo.

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Bigelow Commercial Space Station launch simulation

A video simulation of the Bigelow inflatable habitat launching into orbit and deploying.  via Spaceports.

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Morpheus Completes Free Flight over Space Center

See the Morpheus Lander prototype in free flight over the Space Center. This is the fifth free flight in the series. via Spaceports.

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DreamChaser First Orbital Flight Scheduled

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser orbital vehicle is scheduled for it’s first orbital flight November 1, 2016. via Space.com and Alan Boyle.   Update: Also Space News and Spaceports.

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Commercial Lunar Landers

NASA is looking for one or more companies to partner with them on building commercial lunar landers. There’s no money for development, but they are offering the use of facilities, software and expertise, in return for the opportunity to sell … Continue reading

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Morpheus Flies again

The Morpheus lander continues with it’s third free flight.

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Vision For Space Exploration

Rand Simberg looks at Bush’s vision for space exploration, 10 years later. It started on the right path, but got sidetracked into an expensive pork project. In the meantime, private space companies are moving into the realm of earth orbit … Continue reading

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SpaceX overview of SES-8 Launch

A 1:32 minute summary of the Falcon 9 launch and delivery of the SES-8 satellite to orbit.

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Commercial Crew

Nice video of the NASA Commercial Crew partners and their vehicles.

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House Spending bill increases

This is good news, if it passes. The House is proposing a budget that increases NASA’s Commercial Crew budget beyond what they got in 2013, although not as much as they asked for. In the meantime the Rocket to Nowhere, … Continue reading

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