Space Shuttle

The Suspicious Similarity Of A Soviet Space Shuttle

Kyle Mizokami Russia Space Shuttle, The ultimately unsuccessful Soviet shuttle program got a boost from the KGB. Here's What You Need to Remember: The Space Shuttle project was approved in 1969, boosted by NASA’s success with the Apollo moon...
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Reusable Booster Rockets, Asian Roundup

The Space Shuttle’s solid rocket boosters were reusable, although ultimately the overall system didn’t prove cheaper than expendable launches. But given the successes of the Falcon 9 program — booster B1051 completed its 11th...

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Space Business: The Final (profitable) Frontier

The snub-nosed craft resembles a shuttle-airplane mashup, and is the latest entrant in a profit-seeking push with staggering potential -- and risks -- for humans to visit, work or even live in space. The display of technology like the life-size...

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Nasa's Sls Rocket Just Got $3.2 Billion More Expensive

At an estimated $1.55 billion in cost per launch, and $209 billion total over its 30-year history, the U.S. Space Shuttle program was easily NASA's most expensive project since the Apollo Moon Program -- but NASA's next project is going to make it...
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This Space Shuttle Was Built By Soviets, Not Americans

Kyle Mizokami Russia Space Shuttle, Russia The temptation for the Soviet Union to create a shuttle system of its own was too great, and work began in the mid 1970s, before the American spaceplane even flew. Here's What You Need to Know: The...

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How The X-40a Shuttle Lead The Way For The X-37b

Peter Suciu Space Force, United States The National Interest was able to get some insight into just how significant the X-40A was in the development of the X-37B from Darold B. Cummings, founder and president of ForzAero. Here's What You Need...

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Saving The Shuttle Simulator—“it Was An Artifact That Needed To Be Preserved”

Enlarge / The cockpit of the restored space shuttle motion simulator. (credit: Carl Brainerd) Every NASA astronaut who ever rode aboard the space shuttle, more than 350 of them, first sat in its full-motion simulator. And even though the...
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Does The Boeing X-40 Hint At The Future Of The U.s. Space Force?

Peter Suciu Space Force, United States Yes, but not in the way that you think. Here's What You Need To Know: The X-40A was not the first step in a reusable space plane, a concept that had predated the original Space Shuttle by decades. The...
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A Once-quiet Battle To Replace The Space Station Suddenly Is Red Hot

Enlarge / Backdropped against clouds, the Russian Zarya module approaches Space Shuttle Endeavour and NASA's Unity module in 1998. (credit: NASA) The sprawling International Space Station—so long a beacon of hope, unity, and technological...
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William Shatner Becomes Oldest Person To Enter Space With Blue Origin Launch

William Shatner is making history! With the launch of Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin space shuttle on Wednesday morning (October 13), the 90-year-old Star Trek actor became the oldest person in history to go to space, per Variety. Click inside to...
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Let’s Make A Deal: Entrepreneur Wants To Trade Buran Shuttle For A Skull

Enlarge / The original Buran shuttle, which flew one time, is photographed in the year 2000 two years before its destruction. (credit: Scott Peterson/Liaison) Tensions are continuing to escalate between a Kazakh businessman and Russian...

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Nasa Sets Eyes On Deep Space With Admin Shuffle

Since the Apollo 17 crew returned from the Moon in 1972, human spaceflight has been limited to low Earth orbit (LEO). Whether they were aboard Skylab, Mir, the Space Shuttle, a Soyuz capsule, or the International Space Station, no crew has traveled...
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Soviet Union's Buran Space Shuttle Is On The Dustheap Of History. Does It Belong There?

Kyle Mizokami Soviet Union, Eurasia The Buran program, which once involved the hard work of so many talented individuals and so much of the USSR’s treasure, is now a footnote in space history. Here's What You Need to Know: The Buran program was...

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China Calls On Scientists To Study Ultra-large Spacecraft

One of the largest spacecraft ever to head into orbit was the space shuttle, which has been retired for many years. Current generation spacecraft that carry astronauts into space are rather small, looking more like capsules from the Apollo era than...
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Teardown: 3d Printed Space Shuttle Lamp

Since the very beginning, the prevailing wisdom regarding consumer desktop 3D printers was that they were excellent tools for producing prototypes or one-off creations, but anything more than that was simply asking too much. After all, they were too...
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The Space Station Spun 540 Degrees And Flipped Upside Down When Russia's New Module Mistakenly...

The International Space Station as seen by astronauts from NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on February 19, 2010. NASA Russia's new space station module, Nauka, mistakenly fired its thrusters after docking on Thursday. The mistake caused the...
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A Look Back On A Decade Of Kerbal Space Program

Just a few weeks before Atlantis embarked on the final flight of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, a small Mexican company by the name of Squad quietly released Kerbal Space Program (KSP) onto an unsuspecting world. Until that point the company had...

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Nasa Will Attempt A 'risky' Maneuver To Fix Its Broken Hubble Space Telescope As Early As Next Week

The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed on April 25, 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery. NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation A mysterious glitch took NASA's Hubble Space Telescope offline last month. The problem has stumped...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Scientific Discoveries, Smithsonian Institution

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Wanna Feel Old? It Is 10 Years Since The Space Shuttle Left The Launchpad For The Last Time

In celebration of STS-135 and the final launch of Atlantis It is now more than 10 years since a Space Shuttle last launched from Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of the reusable orbiter era.…
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Rocket Report: Sls Not Available For Science, Oneweb Reaches Milestone

Enlarge / Space shuttle Atlantis launched on Friday, July 8, 2011, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. This was the final launch of the space shuttle program. (credit: NASA) Welcome to Edition 4.06 of the Rocket Report! After years and years of...
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