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April 30, 2016
Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
NASA's commercial crew astronauts Suni Williams and Eric Boe tried out a new generation of training simulators at the Boeing facility in St. Louis Tuesday that will prepare them for launch, flight and returns aboard the company's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The training also brought recollections of earlier eras when NASA's Mercury and Gemini spacecraft were built in St. Louis and astronauts routinely travelled to the city for simulator time. NASA selected Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Boe and Willi ... read more
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Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement
The US Congress armed services committee voted to double the purchase of Russian-made rocket engines in a Thursday vote, US media reported. The United States has been relying on Russia-made RD-180 r ... more

Date set for second SLS Booster qualification ground test
A full-scale, test version of the booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, will fire up for the second of two qualification ground tests June 28 at prime contractor Orbital ATK's test ... more

Russia looks east with Vostochny Cosmodrome
Russia's newly-built Vostochny space center in the Far East will open a window on Asia and strengthen Russia's position in the region, Andrei Ionin, a member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonauti ... more
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US to reduce dependence on Russian rocket engines soon: Bolden
The US space program is close to ending its dependence on Russian-manufactured RD-180 rocket engines to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), National Aeronautics and ... more


Johns Hopkins researchers aim for safer, more efficient rocket engines
The U.S. Air Force has awarded two contracts totaling $1.48 million to the Energetics Research Group, based within Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, to help set the stage for ... more

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Putin reprimands Roscosmos heads for launch delays
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued reprimands to Roscosmos head Igor Komarov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country's space industry, for the delay in launching ... more

US to move more assets into deep space over next 4 years
The US government will move its space assets to deep space orbits within several years, leaving the launching of satellites into low earth orbit to commercial companies, National Aeronautics and Spa ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


N. Korea registers multiple test failures with new missile: South
North Korea on Thursday made two failed bids to test fire a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, in a thwarted display of military strength ahead of a landmark ruling party congress. ... more

Putin hails first rocket launch from new cosmodrome after delay
Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch. ... more

Putin hails first rocket launch from new cosmodrome after delay
Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch. ... more
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First rocket launch from Russia's Vostochny after delay
Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome hosted its first rocket launch Thursday, the Roscosmos space agency said, after a last-minute delay a day earlier led to President Vladimir Putin criticising the programme's officials. ... more

SpaceX vows to send capsule to Mars by 2018
SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced Wednesday that he will send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to colonize the Red Planet some day. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Measuring river surface flow with image analysis

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Critically endangered Himalayan wolf needs global conservation effort

Tiny fossil horses put their back into it

Xi move on faction suggests China elite struggle

Million people urge Bayer to stop bee-killer pesticides


ISRO launch campaign for IRNSS-1G progressing smoothly
The 51 hour, 30 minute countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with the country's seventh navigation satellite scheduled for Thursday is proceeding normally, the Indian Space Research Organisat ... more

China produces key component for nuclear fusion facility
A world-class ion cyclotron resonant heating (ICRH) antenna, a key part of nuclear fusion facility, was delivered to a French institute in Anhui Province on Monday. The antenna was manufacture ... more

South China city gears up for satellite tourism
South China's Wenchang City in Hainan Province is preparing to welcome rocket-watching tourists to the country's fourth space launch center. The city has completed about 70 percent of tourism ... more

All powered up
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never requir ... more

New tools for human-machine collaborative design
Advanced materials are increasingly embodying counterintuitive properties, such as extreme strength and super lightness, while additive manufacturing and other new technologies are vastly improving ... more

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China testing own reusable rocket technologies
China is working on its own reusable rocket technologies, a source close to the research told Xinhua Thursday. Chinese experts have already built a prototype model to test theories on the reus ... more

Orbital ATK Mississippi facility builds 500th large-scale rocket structure
Orbital ATK, Inc reports that the company's Iuka, Mississippi, manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Sin ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming

EU roaming charges drop sharply on Saturday

Russia's Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing

Crude oil rally knows no limit

Oil opposition grows on both U.S. shores

Gulf Keystone Petroleum mulling debt


China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea


Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


Airbus helicopters transferred to Royal Thai Navy


Raytheon producing targeting system variant for Air Force


Air Force awards GPS 3 launch services contract


India gets homegrown satellite navigation system


AeroVironment begins production of Switchblade tactical missile upgrade


India a step away from joining GPS club


Pakistan, China building JF-17B prototype


Conoco touts strength, but losses mount

Army developing new air defense system

Beijing, Moscow have great potential for space cooperation

India to test Reusable Launch Vehicle in June

GXV-T revs up research into smarter armored ground vehicles

China open to Sino-US space cooperation

China aiming for reusable manned spacecraft: chief engineer

China's long march into space

China's top astronaut goes to "space camp"

Soyuz demonstrates Arianespace mission flexibility

Saab picks Brazilian firm for Gripen fighter training gear

US F-22 fighter jets land in Lithuania amid Russia tensions

Army taps BAE Systems for M88A2 recovery vehicles

Possible Australian missile buy gets State Dept. approval

Elbit receives European order for tactical radios

Prototype Japanese stealth fighter makes maiden flight

Workers feeling the heat as climate change slashes productivity: report

BRICS to the rescue

NY seeks to shield Ecuadorans from deportation after earthquake

China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing

Chinese ship set to be first through expanded Panama Canal

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