Daily Archives: 06.08.2019

SpaceX to Launch 10th Flight of 2019 with Amos-17 Tonight from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX launching the TESS exoppanet hunting mission for NASA from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, site of tonight’s AMOS-17 launch. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com Almost three years since a catastrophic explosion on Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.—which resulted in the destruction of both the Falcon 9 booster and Amos-6 payload at its tip—SpaceX ...

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Review: Origins of 21st-Century Space Travel

Origins of 21st-Century Space Travel: A History of NASA’s Decadal Planning Team and the Vision for Space Exploration 1999–2004 by Glen R. Asner and Stephen J. Garber NASA, 2019 258 pp., illus. SP-2019-4415 Free For the moment, things have quieted down in the space policy world, at least on the surface. Congress started its August recess last week after passing ...

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