Category Archives: International Space Station

CCDev2 – Blue Origin

Blue Origin Spacecraft Image Credit: NASA / Blue Origin Third in our series on the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program is the secretive Blue Origin company. The award of $22 million has been announced … Continue reading

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Endeavour – Scrubbed

Endeavour at T-Minus 6 Hours Image Credit: NASA TV The launch of Endeavour was scrubbed today due to a failed heater in the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) of the Shuttle. It looks like there are multiple failures on APU1. The … Continue reading

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CCDev2 – Sierra Nevada

NASA HL-20 Image Credit: NASA The second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program has been announced by NASA. Sierra Nevada Corporation received $80 million in the second round to go with the $20 million it received … Continue reading

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CCDev2 – Boeing

Boeing CST-100 Image Credit: Boeing NASA announced the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Boeing was the big winner in CCDev-2, getting $92.3 million, on top of the $18 million it won last year. The … Continue reading

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Progress

Image Credit: NASA With the extension of the lifetime of the International Space Station to 2020, and perhaps beyond, the maintenance and resupply of the station becomes critical. This is the third in a series examining the international effort to … Continue reading

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Japan and Support of the International Space Station

Previously, we looked at the Europeans Space Agency (ESA) and their ATV program, which is preparing to send their resupply spacecraft, Johannes Kepler, to the International Space Station on 15 February. Now, we look at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency … Continue reading

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