Source: Virgin Galactic During the EAA Air Venture aviation show Virgin Galactic gave a press conference and announced the signing of an agreement between the Virgin Group of companies and Scaled Composites to form a new aerospace production company. The Spaceship Company will build a fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and launch aircraft. This new […]
Source: CNN Science & Space News Planet Xena’ has a sidekick: Gabrielle Scientists find moon circling ‘planet’ The astronomers who claim to have discovered the 10th planet in the Earth’s solar system have made another intriguing announcement: it has a moon.
Source: New York Times & Trek United Written by: Eugene F. Kranz Guest Contributor: Tim Brazeal – President, Trek United Eugene F. Kranz, author of “Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond,? is a former Apollo flight director. To read and listen to the coverage of the ongoing […]
Written by: S.K. Sloan The crew of the Discovery was awaken today with “Where My Heart Will Take Me” – “Faith Of The Heart”, the opening theme song to “Star Trek: Enterprise”. The Discovery Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager, Wayne Hale, broadcast it up to them as a thumbs-up for the crew as they begin […]
Source: Yahoo News Guest Writer: Pam Easton [AP Press Writer] Submitted by: S.K. Sloan Discovery’s astronauts took a call from President Bush on Tuesday as they prepared for a task that’s never before been attempted: sending a spacewalker beneath the shuttle to repair filler sticking out between the tiles on the ship’s belly. “I want […]
Source: Space.com submitted by: S.K. Sloan Astronomers have discovered an object in our solar system that is larger than Pluto. They are calling it the 10th planet, but already that claim is contested. It is the first time an object so big has been found in our solar system since the discovery of Pluto 75 […]