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X-37B RETURNS HOME AFTER 469 DAYS IN ORBIT: SO WHAT WAS IT DOING UP THERE FOR OVER A YEAR?

After a ton of emails requesting a post on this topic and subsequent deep analysis featuring large applications of deductive reasoning and a splash of creativity I have come up with absolutely no definitive answer as what the X-37B has … Read the rest of this entry

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THE ISS CATCHES A DRAGON BY THE TAIL!

Another Space-X first ladies and gentleman…

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Mr. Mars Robert Zubrin Makes A Simple And Clear Case For A Mission To Mars

Linked below is a nice little editorial worth reading. Reason #2 is everything, make the business case that going to Mars will make Americans wealthier and sell the hell out of it, that is how we get to the Red … Read the rest of this entry

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COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT INITIATIVE BEHIND SCHEDULE, UNDERFUNDED, UNFOCUSED, WITH QUESTIONABLE OBJECTIVES

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1204/02commercialcrew/ NASA Administrator Charles Bolden got grilled up on Capitol Hill about concerns over the sputtering Commercial Spaceflight Initiative. Lots on interesting information in the piece linked above, but probably the most eye opening is that the first operational launch … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE GALACTIC GINGRICH NEWS: NEWT PITCHES MOON BASE BY 2020!

Listen I love the guy’s enthusiasm for space, and I think this is a GREAT idea, but in reality we would be very lucky to be back on the moon by 2020 even for a visit. None-the-less, investing in space … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWT IS DOWN TO EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO SPACE!

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has voiced almost the exact same sentiments on the US manned space program over the last year as I have presented here at Aviationintel. Large prizes with big goals could get us farther into space, and … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA SHOULD BE ASHAMED: ANOTHER SOYUZ ROCKET FAILS, SPACE STATION’S ABILITY TO STAY MANNED ONCE AGAIN IN JEOPARDY

Naysayers sniped at me for writing scathing reviews about NASA regarding the pre-mature retirement of the Space Shuttle and America’s future reliance on Russia’s rapidly ageing Soyuz rocket system. I begged the question “what do we do when a Soyuz … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE DEAL!: DREAM TEAM ALLEN, RUTAN & MOSK SET OUT TO CHANGE HOW WE PUT THINGS INTO SPACE

This is a very big deal. You have three of America’s greatest innovators collaborating on a system that will cut space launch costs to a fraction of what they are today. In the process, the world’s largest aircraft will be … Read the rest of this entry

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TOTAL WASTE: More US Federal Rocket Development Contracts!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-force-awards-reusable-booster-contracts-365835/ Now the USAF wants a vertical launch, horizontal landing vehicle to replace the Delta V and Atlas V launch systems currently in use. There needs to be a Joint Space Command to integrate the schizophrenic needs of NASA and the … Read the rest of this entry

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SOYUZ CARGO ROCKET FAILS

So this is the first Soyuz failure in 30 years, what if this was the man rated version and we lost an ISS crew? What would we do? Evacuate the space station until we review the system similar to the … Read the rest of this entry

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MANNED SPACEFLIGHT CANNOT BE LEFT TO BOLDEN AND NASA: TIME FOR AN ASTRONOMICAL CHANGE

NOT involving congress and going about developing a new (but kinda old as it will utilize some 70′s era tech) heavy lift vehicle as your own personal pet science project IS NOT the way to get those who hold the … Read the rest of this entry

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Newt Gingrich BLASTS NASA During Debate

I think Newt’s comments on NASA were made in a self-imposed vacuum of facts, he took no responsibility for the fact that congress authorized and funded NASA while past Presidential Administrations guided NASA on its dead-end forays over the last few decades or so. … Read the rest of this entry

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ENDEAVOUR RECOVERS, NASA MAY NOT

As the Orbiter Endeavour made its last descent through the heavens with veteran astronaut Mark Kelly at the controls Atlantis was being rolled out to the launch pad 39A in preparation for the program’s last mission. I have talked at length about the … Read the rest of this entry

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