Top News on International Space Station

  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing


    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.


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  • 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...


  • Orbital Sciences' Cygnus docks with ISS


    Orbital Sciences successfully docked its Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station (ISS) for the first...


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  • Air France blames A380 fuel diversion on space launch

    News | 26 Mar 2014 16:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Air France is seeking to understand why its Airbus A380 service from Shanghai was caught out by airspace closures relating to a Russian space launch, forcing the aircraft to divert for fuel.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-France-blames-A380-fuel-diversion-on-space-launch-397460/
  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations

    News | 10 Jan 2014 03:12 | Dan Thisdell

    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream Chaser beyond its planned use by NASA to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-chases-dream-of-spaceplane-operations-394705/
  • International Space Station celebrates 15-year anniversary

    News | 21 Nov 2013 13:43 | Dan Thisdell

    The International Space Station celebrated its birthday on 20 November, 15 years after Russia launched the first module, Zarya.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/International-Space-Station-celebrates-15-year-anniversary-393373/
  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing

    News | 30 Oct 2013 10:35 | Dan Thisdell

    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-still-in-a-Dream-despite-crash-landing-392310/
  • Roscosmos changes leadership, but major shifts unlikely

    News | 10 Oct 2013 18:43

    Despite a leadership change and pending shakeup, the Russian space industry is unlikely to see dramatic shifts as it attempts to right itself in the wake of quality control issues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Roscosmos-changes-leadership-but-major-shifts-unlikely-391619/
  • Orbital Sciences' Cygnus docks with ISS

    News | 30 Sep 2013 14:28 | Zach Rosenberg

    Orbital Sciences successfully docked its Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on 29 September, becoming only the second company to do so.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Orbital-Sciences-Cygnus-docks-with-ISS-391127/