As other nations join us above the Earth, [Andrew Liptak thinks] it will be imperative for the United States to keep a presence there as well, and the best way to maintain that is to implement a strategic program to turn LEO into a way-point for objects further out, such as asteroids or Mars, rather than a destination in and of itself.
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 29, 2011 - Astrium, Europe's leading space company, continues to prepare Europe's future propulsion technology by signing a euros 60 million rider with the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners of the...
Les trois partenaires entendent utiliser un concept novateur de maquette numérique fonctionnelle pour mieux faire dialoguer leurs différents spécialistes, afin de définir au mieux la configuration des véhicules spatiaux.
Alexandra Hall will oversee the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize as its senior director. Hall is the co-founder and former CEO of Airship Ventures. She also served as executive director of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif.
China plans to launch the first module of an envisioned space laboratory by the end of September, and the rising space power will attempt its first in-orbit docking weeks later, according to space program officials and state-run media reports.
A long journey in space may actually compromise the immune system and make astronauts more susceptible disease. The results show space flight reduces the integrity of antibodies, making them less able to fight off disease.
I truly enjoy outer space. It's absolutely amazing that we now have the ability to send instruments out into the void of the universe to observe all sorts of interesting things. Asteroids! Moons! Planets!
"Le centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), poussé par une volonté politique, travaille à développer les PME de la filière spatiale. Au salon du Bourget, les responsables du centre ont révélé plusieurs dispositifs, notamment pour faciliter l'accès à la commande publique."