Boeing Co. said its second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed in California today after a 469-day mission by the U.S. Air Force to test the capabilities of reusable unmanned vehicles for future space missions.
Atlantis ended the U.S. space shuttle’s 30-year 135-mission lifespan with a pre-dawn landing in Cape Canaveral, Florida, today, bringing with it two sonic booms and the demise of one of the region’s biggest employers.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s unmanned spacecraft is “back on track” to deliver cargo to the International Space Station after an engine malfunction, the company’s chief executive officer said.
The engines on a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. unmanned spacecraft are working again after a post-launch glitch that will delay a cargo delivery to the International Space Station by at least a day.
Brian Medeiros was driving a Budweiser beer truck when he got a phone call saying he’d been offered an aerospace-industry job 15 months after his position at the U.S. space shuttle program was eliminated. He pulled over and sobbed in relief.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched an unmanned craft to begin regular cargo deliveries to the International Space Station, becoming the first company to provide space supply services to the U.S. government.
President Barack Obama is set to bid a personal farewell to America’s manned space shuttle at Cape Canaveral today, as Florida’s “space coast” prepares to say goodbye to thousands of NASA jobs in a state crucial to Obama’s re-election.