Space Shuttle

NASA could have tried to Launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on a rescue mission if they had known Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry

NASA could have tried to Launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on a rescue mission if they had known Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry

Space Shuttle Columbia is lost On Saturday Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost and seven NASA astronauts… Read More

4 weeks ago

NASA Contractor tells why the Space Shuttle smelled quite bad when ground crews got aboard after a flight to clean and unload

The Space Transportation System The Space Transportation System (STS) is the formal name of NASA’s Space Shuttle, consisting of an… Read More

6 months ago

Here’s how NASA could have tried to rescue the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia if they had known the spacecraft was going to disintegrate on re-entry

If NASA had known ahead of time Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry, how would they have gotten the… Read More

1 year ago

In 1980s the US offered the UK the chance to buy the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter to equip RAF Squadrons but the British MoD declined the proposal. Here’s why.

US President Ronald Reagan had offered Margaret Thatcher the chance to work on US advanced military programs during the 1980s… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s why in many ways Elon Musk’s Starship is a 21st Century version of the Classic Douglas DC-3

As Elon Musk tweets challenges to Vladimir Putin, launches astronauts to the International Space Station, builds electric vehicles, attempts to… Read More

2 years ago

NASA Contractor explains why the Space Shuttle smelled quite bad when ground crews got aboard after a flight to clean and unload

Is true that the Space Shuttle smelled quite bad when ground crews got aboard after a flight to clean and… Read More

2 years ago

If NASA had known ahead of time Space Shuttle Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry, they could have tried to rescue its crew. Here’s how.

Columbia was the first space shuttle to fly in space; its first flight took place in April 1981, and it… Read More

3 years ago

Did you know NASA had to borrow U-2/SR-71 “yellow” Pressure Suits for first space shuttle mission?

Prior to the first shuttle mission (STS-1), the launch of Columbia, there was a defect detected in the batch of… Read More

3 years ago

Sierra Nevada Corporation cleared to land its Dream Chaser spacecraft at former Shuttle Landing Facility

Sierra Nevada Corporation has entered into a Use Agreement for Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility to land the Dream… Read More

3 years ago

719 Days of Orbital Spaceflight and Counting: the Mysterious X-37B Set New Spaceflight-Duration Record

The current X-37B mission has broken a new spaceflight-duration record that was previously set at 717 days, 20 hours and… Read More

5 years ago

INTERESTING PICTURE SHOWS SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER LANDING ON LAKEBED RUNWAY 17L AT EDWARDS AFB

On Jan. 28, 1986 the Challenger and its seven-member crew were lost 73 seconds after launch when a booster failure… Read More

7 years ago

NEW YORK ANG READY TO TEST ORION CAPSULE RECOVERY SYSTEMS IN HAWAII

The New York ANG 106th Rescue Wing provided a rescue support package at Patrick AFB, which is located near the… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S WHY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE HAS NOT BECOME THE ONLY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STEALTH FIGHTER FOREIGN OPERATOR

The program was codenamed "Project Moonflower" and was aimed to sell the still top-secret F-117 stealth fighter to the United Kingdom Newly… Read More

7 years ago