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October 31, 2014
Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years: experts
Washington DC (AFP) Nov 01, 2014
The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said Friday. After several delays, Virgin Galactic had hoped to start ferrying passengers to the edge of space in 2015, ushering in a new era of tourism for those willing and wealthy enough to pay up to $250,000 for the privilege. But the pioneering dreams of British tycoon Richard Branson were left scattered acro ... read more
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China completes first mission to moon and back
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambi ... more

Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert, one pilot dead
Virgin Galactic's pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of the two pilots and scattering debris across the desert. ... more

Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares
The Orbital Sciences Corporation, that built and launched Antares supply rocket crashed in Virginia, may replace the spacecraft's current AJ-26 Russian rocket engine, once their investigation of the ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw
The Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo ship, carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA facility in Virginia, exploded during launch due to possible failure of the rocket's fi ... more


NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap
The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff ... more
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Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage
Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Ca ... more

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit
A Meridian communications satellite has been put into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson told RIA Novosti Thursda ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS


FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'
The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force's eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 ... more

It's Anchors Aweigh on Modifications to NASA's Pegasus Barge
It's anchors aweigh on refurbishments to NASA's Pegasus barge, which will be used to ferry the massive core stage of America's next great ship - the Space Launch System. SLS will be the most powerf ... more

Mark Olsen - An Atmospheric Dynamicist With a Beat
Atmospheric dynamicist Mark Olsen enjoys unplanned scientific discoveries and drumming in his rock band with his Goddard friends. b>What do you do and what is most interesting about your role ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


'Space for our future' exhibition opened in Brussels
The 'Space For Our Future' exhibition, created by ESA and the European Commission, was formally opened on 28 October in Brussels by EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, ESA Director General Jean-Jacque ... more

Gilat Deploys 3G Small Cell Network for TIM Brasil in Only Two Months
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced the successful deployment of the CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 rural sites in Brazil, as part of its agreement with TIM Brasil, the second ... more
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Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions


Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris
Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk. ESA has signed an agreem ... more

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize biochem warfare agents
With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In t ... more

A GPS from the chemistry set
Empa scientists teamed up with colleagues from Hungary, Japan and Scotland to develop a chemical "processor" which reliably shows the fastest way through a City maze. As the method is basically fast ... more

India chooses Israel over US for $525m missile deal: defence sources
India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernise its ageing military, official sources said Sunday. ... more

SM-6 interceptors down targets using remote targeting data
U.S. Navy Standard Missile 6 interceptors recently destroyed low-altitude supersonic and subsonic targets using remote data for targeting. ... more

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Developing environmentally friendly Li-ion batteries
Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries - commonly found in consumer electronic devices - are superhalogen ... more

Cutting power could dramatically boost laser output
Lasers - devices that deliver beams of highly organized light - are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical diagnostic ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement


Navy validates landing, takeoff of MQ-8C unmanned helo


Berkeley reveals molecular structure of water at gold electrodes


Liquid helium offers new way to make charged molecules


Wild molecular interactions in a new hydrogen mixture


Three-dimensional metamaterials with a natural bent


Molecular electronics process enables DNA-based computer circuitry


Watching the hidden life of materials


Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways


Orbital rocket explodes after launch


China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale: report

Airbus DS and Indian firm jointly pursue transport deal

Thales wins 1.9bn-euro bid for British military air traffic

Surplus Department of Defense rolling stock on auction block

Insitu Inc. announces next-generation ScanEagle 2

Central Asian country orders Harris tactical radios

NASA Team Proposes to Use Laser to Track Orbital Debris

Clyde Space expands and announces new orders

No Galileo nav-sat launch for December - Arianespace

Sierra Nevada Reveals Dream Chaser Mission Variant

Wenchang to launch China's next space station

US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

Russian Space Agency to Receive Designs of Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket by Year-End

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Charles River Analytics awarded NASA contract to improve aviation safety

Space Launch System Booster Separation Testing Brings Confidence to First Flight

Raytheon touts success of its enhanced Griffin C missile

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