April 2013 Archives

SpaceRef editor Keith Cowing appeared on Russia Today on 23 April to discuss the recent launch of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket and the road ahead for space commerce.

Wanda M. Austin of the The Aerospace Corporation moderates a panel on mission assurance in a budget-constrained environment at the Space Foundation National Space Symposium.

Jeff Carr of the Griffin Communications Group moderates a panel of the Inspiration Mars team at the Space Foundation National Space Symposium.

Kennedy Space Center Robert Cabana led a group of NASA representatives to brief the media on the progress of the Orion spacecraft. Orion could take astronauts on a sample collection mission to an asteroid as early as 2021.

History continues to be made in the skies above the Mojave Desert. Hot on the heels of last week's nitrous venting and feather test, SpaceShipTwo achieved another successful first today with a spectacular "Cold Flow" flight.

NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are requesting research and development proposals to define the type of spacecraft computing needed for future missions.

The Boeing Company of Houston, a NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner, has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the component that would connect the company's new crew capsule to its rocket.