"The Rocket Project: Over the course of the next few months, 8 students assisted, by Tom Atchison and the Rocket Mavericks team will attempt to design, launch and operate a rocket using new SonyÂ® VAIO notebooks." More information
Environmental Tectonics Corporation's NASTAR Center announced today that it is the first entity to receive a Safety Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
Caption: Dr. Dan Durda, Principal Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute. Courtesy Southwest Research Institute
As part of the next phase in advancing suborbital research opportunities and their own flight preparations, Southwest Research Institute researchers and suborbital payload specialists Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. Dan Durda have begun a new element of spaceflight training with a series of jet fighter flights in F-104 aircraft operated by Starfighters Inc. at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Image: A Terrier Improved Malemute launches from Wallops Island. (NASA/Lee Wingfield)
The NASA suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute was successfully launched on March 27, 2010 at 10:09 a.m. Preliminary reports indicicate the payload performed well.
Image: The Flight Path of a Balloonsat plotted on google maps
NASA selected four high school teams as finalists in the Balloonsat High Altitude Flight competition. Their experiments will be the payload aboard a NASA weather balloon that will launch May 25-27. The balloon will be sent to the near space environment of the stratosphere, an altitude of approximately 100,000 feet. The competition is hosted by NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
VSS Enterprise completes her first captive carry... Virgin Galactic announced today that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport.