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  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and recovery of the main stage of the Falcon 9 vehicle that went on to deliver a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.


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  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and...


  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


  • Roscosmos changes leadership, but major shifts unlikely


    Despite a leadership change and pending shakeup, the Russian space industry is unlikely to see dramatic shifts as it...


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  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • ANALYSIS: UKSA's bold vision is to be the most modern of space agencies

    News | 30 Jun 2014 23:00 | Dan Thisdell

    With a wider focus than merely launchers and airlocks, the UK Space Agency is keen to cement its position as a progressive force in humanity's exploration of the cosmoshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-UKSAs-bold-vision-is-to-be-the-most-modern-of-space-agencies-400411/
  • For the long haul to Mars, keep your diet close to the Earth

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:45 | Dan Thisdell

    ​On the Apollo missions, astronauts ventured about 400,000km from Earth and spent between 8 and 12 days away from home. A trip to Mars would involve 56 million km travelling over eight or nine months – and a stay of about two years, to wait for the two planets to be close enough again to make the return journey over that shortest distance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/For-the-long-haul-to-Mars-keep-your-diet-close-to-the-Earth-399856/
  • ANALYSIS: Roadmap to Mars is paved with ambition, high hopes and money

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:33 | Dan Thisdell

    A manned mission to Mars is a lofty goal, but with international effort beginning to align behind one cohesive plan, the next stage of human exploration may well become possiblehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Roadmap-to-Mars-is-paved-with-ambition-high-hopes-and-money-399853/
  • Mars mission is 'only justification for human spaceflight programmes' – report

    News | 04 Jun 2014 17:27 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The cost and danger of human spaceflight programmes can only be justified if they are part of a collaborative, international pathway plan aimed at putting boots on “other worlds” – ultimately Mars. And, according to a report by the US National Research Council, since progress “beyond low Earth orbit will be measured in decades and hundreds of billions of dollars”, there is no hope sustaining such a pathway without annual, above-inflation rises in NASA’s human spaceflight budget.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mars-mission-is-only-justification-for-human-spaceflight-programmes-report-400081/
  • IN FOCUS: In space, no-one can hear you if you speak alone

    News | 02 Jun 2014 11:27 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA administrator Charles Bolden took a swipe at doubters who think the USA has lost the drive to explore space, declaring that the country is determined to return to the Moon - and carry on to Mars.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-In-space-no-one-can-hear-you-if-you-speak-alone-399858/