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VIRGIN GALACTIC PILOTS AWARDED COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT WINGS

In another historic moment for the commercial spaceflight industry, Virgin Galactic was proud today to see its pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and ‘CJ’ Sturckow, awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the U.S. Department of Transportation in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking first spaceflight from Mojave Air and Space Port CA, on December 13th last year. The […]

NASA ANNOUNCES UPDATED CREW ASSIGNMENT FOR BOEING FLIGHT TEST

NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year. Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke […]

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 […]

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