Monthly Archives: October 2010

National Space Society Announces the Kalam-NSS Energy Initiative

The National Space Society will hold a press conference Thursday, November 4 at the National Press Club to reveal one of the first initiatives ever undertaken by a non-profit American organization and a former head of state.  That initiative pairs … Continue reading

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Spaceport America Runway Dedication

White Knight Two flyover of Spaceport America Terminal carrying SpaceShipTwo Image Credit: Barbara David The two mile runway at Spaceport America in New Mexico was dedicated Friday, 22 October 2010. One of the highlights of the celebration was the flyover … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic – First Free Flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Enterprise during its first free flight Image Credit: Virgin Galactic Commercial spaceflight took another step forward this past Sunday, 10 October 2010. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named Enterprise, was dropped from its mother ship at 45,000 feet and … Continue reading

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The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

Completed Microwave Map of the Universe Image Credit: NASA Scientists announced this week that the mission of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has been completed. The last set of observations were downloaded on 20 August 2010, and researchers are … Continue reading

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Space Experience Curacao and XCOR Aerospace plan space tourist flights from the Caribbean

Space Experience Curacao has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with XCOR Aerospace to begin passenger flights of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft from this Caribbean island in 2014. This announcement follows a similar arrangement with Yecheon Astro Space Center in South … Continue reading

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National Space Society Commends the House of Representatives for Passing the NASA Authorization Act of 2010

NSS emphatically requested that the House of Representatives adopt the Senate version of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and commends the House of Representatives for having done so. The three-year authorization demonstrates a bipartisan cooperative effort on the part … Continue reading

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