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THREE VIRGIN GALACTC CREW PRESENTED WITH COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT WINGS AT 35TH NATIONAL SPACE SYMPOSIUM

The three-person crew from Virgin Galactic’s second spaceflight have received Commercial Astronaut Wings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Chief Pilot, Dave Mackay, Lead Pilot trainer, Mike ‘Sooch’ Masucci and Chief Astronaut Instructor, Beth Moses, were presented their wings at the 35th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The crew became the 5th, 6th […]

NASA’S LANDMARK TWIN STUDY REVEALS RESILIENCE OF HUMAN BODY IN SPACE

Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published this past week in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to — and recovered from — the extreme environment of space. The Twins […]

VETERAN NASA ASTRONAUTS INDUCTED INTO US ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAME

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and James Buchli are the latest veteran NASA astronauts to join the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. “The pioneering spirit we see in every astronaut is truly exemplified by this year’s inductees,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Janet Kavandi and James Buchli represent the […]

WORLD VIEW APPOINTS RYAN HARTMAN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

World View, the stratospheric technology company, is pleased to announce that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Ryan Hartman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Prior to joining World View, Mr. Hartman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Insitu, a pioneer in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned aircraft systems […]

NORTHWESTERN STUDY OF ANALOG CREWS IN ISOLATION REVEALS WEAK SPOTS FOR MISSION TO MARS

Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars. NASA has formalized plans to send a crewed spacecraft to Mars, a journey that could involve 250 million miles of travel. Among the […]

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 […]

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