Newsy (Sep. 17, 2015) Orion's first manned mission is scheduled for 2021, but problems might delay the launch by a few years. Manned spaceflight is complex and expensive.
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Cygnus arrives at ISS
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft has made the company's first contracted resupply flight to the International Space ... watch video
AFP (May 30, 2014) The Dragon V2, seven-seat, spacecraft is unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014. The private spaceflight company’s new manned space ... watch video
Sep. 26, 2016 To determine how the universe's heavy elements -- gold, silver and many others -- came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us -- stars ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Besides providing substantive information about the atmospheres of other planets, cosmic dust particles can impact radio communications, climate and even serve as fertilizer ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Astronomers have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Space is filled with types of light we can't see -- from infrared signals released by hot stars and galaxies, to the cosmic microwave background. Some of this invisible light ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 The merger of two black holes, such as the one that produced the gravitational waves discovered by the LIGO Observatory, is considered an extremely complex process that can ... read more
Sep. 18, 2014 The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and ... read more
Nov. 1, 2012 Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to ... read more
July 16, 2012 NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the ... read more
May 22, 2012 SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station opens a new era in commercial spaceflight -- and raises questions about what laws govern private space companies and what legal obstacles affect ... read more