Stronger Than Dirt

ANOTHER LUNAR DAWN, and the powdery dust on the moon’s surface begins to stir. Without a breath of wind, the finest motes swirl across the ancient landscape as electrostatically charged dust grains repel one another. Larger grains join the dance

Go For Launch

Ever wonder what it takes to launch a shuttle? I found this on the Air & Space Magazine web site: Go For Launch! In this unique time-lapse video created from thousands of individual frames, photographers Scott Andrews, Stan Jirman and

Unusual North Pole Crater

NASA Radar returns first high-resolution view of an unusual crater near Moon’s north pole. Mini-RF, a synthetic aperture radar on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, recently imaged a potentially ice-rich crater near the north pole of the Moon. Located at

SpaceShipTwo Testing

SpaceShipTwo took to the skies over Mojave, California recently in the first capture flight test with a pilot on board. The double-hulled WhiteKnight2 lifted the commercial suborbital vehicle into the blue desert skies July 16th and did some manouvering before

Farewell, Rocketplane

Rocketplane Global has been barely hanging on the last couple of years since its orbital counterpart, Rocketplane Global, lost its NASA COTS award and the financial crisis dried up the investment market. The company, in particular vice president Chuck Lauer,