WASHINGTON NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will anchor the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, a boon for the state and a disappointment for Texas.
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 NASA Administrator Jim
Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in
Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's
program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon
WASHINGTON The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 Sierra Nevada
Corp, a privately owned defense contractor with spaceflight
ambitions, said on Wednesday it picked United Launch Alliance's
Vulcan rocket to launch its Dream Chaser space plane on cargo
missions to the International Space Station.
United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the final satellites for the U.S. Air Force's new secure communications network.
Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a bold cost-saving concept that, if successful, would make it the second company after Elon Musk's SpaceX to reuse an orbital-class rocket booster.
ORLANDO, Fla. Elon Musk's SpaceX is expanding its facilities in Florida to make room for the space company's forthcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle dubbed Starship, according to a draft of the plans seen by Reuters on Friday.