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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot with the breakup of its SpaceShipTwo over the Nevada desert, along with a spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission. After that ISS mission failure, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.


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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic...


  • Obituary: Neil Armstrong


    Neil Armstrong, former US Navy and NASA test pilot who became the first person to walk on the Moon, died on 25 August...


  • Neil Armstrong, test pilot and first person on moon, dies


    Neil Armstrong, former US Navy and NASA test pilot who became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age...


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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot with the breakup of its SpaceShipTwo over the Nevada desert, along with a spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission. After that ISS mission failure, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unforgiving-void-Spaceflight-tragedies-remembered-405505/
  • NASA renames Dryden research centre after Neil Armstrong

    News | 06 Mar 2014 13:06 | Dan Thisdell

    NASA has renamed its Dryden Flight Research Center (pictured) at Edwards AFB after Neil Armstrong, who served as a test pilot at the centre from 1955 to 1962, amassing more than 2,400 flight hours in 48 types, including the X-15.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-renames-Dryden-research-centre-after-Neil-Armstrong-396700/
  • Obituary: Neil Armstrong

    News | 29 Aug 2012 00:00 | Zach Rosenberg

    Neil Armstrong, former US Navy and NASA test pilot who became the first person to walk on the Moon, died on 25 August at the age of 82, reportedly due to...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Obituary-Neil-Armstrong-375874/
  • Neil Armstrong, test pilot and first person on moon, dies

    News | 27 Aug 2012 19:30 | Zach Rosenberg

    Neil Armstrong, former US Navy and NASA test pilot who became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82. In addition to the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Neil-Armstrong-test-pilot-and-first-person-on-moon-dies-375806/
  • Boeing 787 awarded 2011 Collier Trophy

    News | 13 Mar 2012 21:44 | Jon Ostrower

    <p>Boeing's 787 has been named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Collier Trophy, joining past Boeing commercial honourees the 747, 757, 767 and 777.</p><p>"We...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-787-awarded-2011-Collier-Trophy-369476/
  • BREAKING NEWS 24 July 1969: Apollo 11 Astronauts Safely Return to Earth

    News | 24 Jul 2009 17:51 | Will Horton

    Command module Columbia, containing the Apollo 11 crew, has safely returned the Earth on Thursday 24 July at 1751 BST, successfully completing the first manned Moon landing missionhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BREAKING-NEWS-24-July-1969-Apollo-11-Astronauts-Safely-Return-to-Earth-330007/