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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...


  • US-Israel space co-operation agreement strengthens already-strong ties


    President Barack Obama's push to bring space exploration into the diplomatic arena has been boosted by the signing of a...


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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/
  • US-Israel space co-operation agreement strengthens already-strong ties

    News | 24 Aug 2010 09:00 | Gayle Putrich

    President Barack Obama's push to bring space exploration into the diplomatic arena has been boosted by the signing of a formal co-operation pact between NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Israel-space-co-operation-agreement-strengthens-already-strong-ties-346241/
  • Israeli F-16 pilot killed in training mishap

    News | 14 Sep 2009 14:20 | Arie Egozi

    An Israeli air force Lockheed Martin F-16A fighter crashed in south-eastern Israel on 13 September, killing pilot Lt Asaf Ramon ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israeli-F-16-pilot-killed-in-training-mishap-332271/
  • Endeavour cleared for next ISS building-block mission

    News | 27 May 2002 23:00

    <p>TIM FURNISS / LONDON</p> <p>Space Shuttle will install construction aid and carry cargo and replacement crew</p> <p>The Space Shuttle Endeavour has been cleared for launch on mission STS 111 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The flight will be a logistics, construction and crew exchange mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 30 May.</p> <p>During three spacewalks, the Canadian Mobile Base System will be installed to enable the Canadarm 2 robotic arm to move along a &quot;railway track&quot; on the ISS truss, which was installed on the previous Shuttle flight. The track will allow astronauts to continue building and maintaining the ISS. The two-man team will also replace a faulty joint on the robotic arm. </p> <p>The Italian Leonardo logistics module will make its third cargo-carrying visit to the ISS as part of the mission.</p> <p>The fifth ISS expedition crew will replace the fourth crew, which will return to Earth on 11 June.</p> <p>The Elektron oxygen genhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Endeavour-cleared-for-next-ISS-building-block-mission-148760/