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MONTEITH APPOINTED AS FAA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced Wayne R. Monteith has been appointed to the position of Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Monteith’s appointment is effective January 20, 2019. Monteith is a proven aerospace leader with nearly 30 years of planning and managing activities […]

NASA TELEVISION TO AIR LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ASTRONAUT NICK HAGUE

NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his trip to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, October 16. The interviews will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website and Facebook Live. […]

ASTRONAUT, COSMONAUT SAFE AFTER ABORT DURING LAUNCH TO THE ISS SPACE STATION

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly occurred shortly after their launch. The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 2:40 a.m. MDT Thursday, October 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur time) carrying […]

BUZZ ALDRIN AND 8i PREMIERE “BUZZ ALDRIN: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS” VR EXPERIENCE AT SXSW

Yesterday at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin and 8i with Time Inc’s LIFE VR, premiered the world’s first legacy VR project featuring the celebrated astronaut’s hologram as he takes viewers on a journey through space and reveals his plan to send humans to Mars. “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS” is a groundbreaking educational room-scale VR experience […]

NASA ASSIGNS UPCOMING SPACE STATION CREW MEMBERS

NASA is assigning veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space Station in 2018. Feustel will launch in March 2018 for his first long-duration mission, serving as a flight engineer on Expedition 55, and later as commander of Expedition 56. Epps will become the first African American space […]

NEXT SPACE STATION CREW SET FOR LAUNCH, LIVE ON NASA TV

Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, October 19 (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PROMOTES MIKE MOSES TO PRESIDENT

Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael P. Moses to President. Moses, who joined Virgin Galactic in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight program, reporting directly to […]

NASA SCIENTIST TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF PLANETARY SURFACE EXPLORATION

The public is invited to a free talk called “The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration” with NASA Research Scientist Kelsey Young in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. One aspect of preparing for a new generation of crewed […]

MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH OCT. 12

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month October 12, hosting the program “Innovations that Embraced, Enriched, and Enabled America” in Morris Auditorium, Building 4200 at 10 a.m. CDT. John “Danny” Olivas, former NASA astronaut and veteran of two space shuttle missions, will give the keynote address. Olivas serves as director of […]

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY TO RETURN TO CRYSTAL ABOARD PERSIAN GULF VOYAGE

Following an acclaimed appearance aboard Crystal Serenity this summer, one of the United States’ most notable figures will rejoin Crystal’s travel savvy guests to share his inspiring stories, this time aboard the company’s 62-guest super yacht. NASA Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will join Crystal Esprit’s December 13, sailing round-trip from Dubai, ready to regale travelers […]

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