Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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Students from India win Space Settlement Design Contest

The Grand Prize for the 2011 NASA/NSS Space Settlement Contest went to a  team of seven high school students from Punjab, India, for their double-torus space settlement design called Hyperion. The winning design was selected from 355 submissions from 14 … Continue reading

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National Space Society Announces Space Pioneer Award for Business Entrepreneur to be Awarded to SpaceX

In recognition of SpaceX’s groundbreaking year in 2010, with the successful launch of two Falcon 9 rockets, and the safe return of its Dragon capsule, the National Space Society (NSS) is today announcing that Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will be … Continue reading

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SpaceX Announces Launch Date for the World's Most Powerful Rocket

Falcon Heavy will lift more than twice as much as any other launch vehicle See video of full press conference. WASHINGTON – Today, Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) unveiled the dramatic final specifications … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power – A Multi-National Power Resource

SENIOR INDIAN RESEARCHER BACKS JOINT US-INDIA DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE SOLAR POWER – A MULTI-NATIONAL POWER SOURCE Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, a Senior Fellow at India’s Institute of Security Studies, and Senior Fellow at India’s Observer Research Foundation, is urging the … Continue reading

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Keeping Tabs on the International Space Development Conference May 18-22

The NSS International Space Development Conference (ISDC) will be this May 18-22 at the Von Braun Center and Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa in Huntsville, Alabama. You can keep tabs on announcements regarding the ISDC via the following social media … Continue reading

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Coming to Huntsville in May: NSS 2011 International Space Development Conference

The 30th International Space Development Conference (ISDC), the annual gathering of the National Space Society (NSS), is coming to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville May 18-22, 2011. NSS and its local chapter, the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5), are … Continue reading

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