October 31, 2014|
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo destroyed in test flight: one dead, one injured
Virgin Galactic's suborbital rocket plane, the SpaceShipTwo, was destroyed during an in-flight test of its new hybrid rocket engine. Of the two pilots who were onboard the winged spacecraft, one was killed and the other has severe injuries, officials said.
October 30, 2014
Neil Armstrong's moon landing 'insurance cover' to be sold for scholarships
When, 45 years ago, Neil Armstrong added his autograph to the envelope now featured in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation fall auction, he intended for its sale to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon.
October 29, 2014
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket explodes with space station-bound cargo
An Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket carrying a private unmanned cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station broke apart and exploded just seconds after launching from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
October 28, 2014
First Hasselblad camera flown in space up for auction
A space-flown camera that has connections to two Mercury astronauts is heading for the auction block. The Hasselblad 500C camera includes components that were used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. manned spaceflights by Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.
October 23, 2014
Hubble Space Telescope 25th anniversary exhibit opens at NYC's Intrepid
Astronaut Mike Massimino is sitting on the floor, immersed in a video showing him and his former space shuttle crewmates training underwater to repair and service the Hubble Space Telescope. Exhibited nearby, eight of the actual tools they used.
October 21, 2014
Space shuttle Endeavour doors shut after cargo loaded for launch-like display
Three weeks after they were opened for the first time in three years, the space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay doors were closed to await the next phase of the retired NASA winged orbiter's museum display.
October 20, 2014
Tom Hanks flies Alan Bean to the moon in the pages of 'The New Yorker'
There's a certain irony to the observation that Tom Hanks today may be better known for flying to the moon than Alan Bean, who actually went there. The actor and director celebrates Bean and laments his anonymity in the pages of "The New Yorker."
October 17, 2014
X-37B military space plane lands after 22-month secret mission
The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane has returned to Earth after nearly two years in orbit. The mini space shuttle, also known as an Orbital Test Vehicle, landed on the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
October 15, 2014
Alternate Apollo 7: Astronaut's anniversary patch recalls 'Flight of the Phoenix'
Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth, just as the crew's mission patch depicted. The official insignia though, was not what the crew initially envisioned as representing their flight.
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October 19, 2014
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October 9, 2014
Science Museum denies landmark Cosmonaut exhibition postponement is due to British-Russian tensions
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October 1, 2014
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