Posts Tagged ‘Space’

The Race to Commercialize Space Travel – a New Approach

Post by Jim Lee   Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle… all were US manned space programs from 1961 through 2011.  Why is it so different now with SpaceX, Orbital ATK, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp., Virgin Galactic, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin competing to put man in space?  Why is a commercial crew program such…

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Discovering Earth While Reaching for the Moon

On December 24, 1968 the Apollo 8 astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders shared this iconic “Earthrise” photo during the first manned mission to the moon.  The first astronauts to orbit the moon and spend Christmas in space. Knowing that millions of people would listen to their transmission on Christmas Eve, and as…

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Ready for Lift-off!

Guest post by Shirley Kennedy, simpleQuE Program Manager. Last month while representing simpleQuE at the 43rd Space Congress in Cape Canaveral, FL, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the innovators, entrepreneurs, visionaries and astronauts who are changing the face of human spaceflight. This 3-day conference included a range of topics from space exploration and aviation to…

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