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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    ​In the immediate aftermath of the spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission, 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


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  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster


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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    ​In the immediate aftermath of the spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission, 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/
  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster

    News | 29 Oct 2014 12:57 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply mission ended in spectacular failure last night just metres above the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-NASA-has-eye-on-Congressional-critics-following-ISS-launch-disaster-405380/
  • Lufthansa Technik adds SOFIA, zero gravity to special missions roster

    News | 21 Oct 2014 23:00

    Lufthansa Technik has added weightlessness and flying telescopes to the portfolio of special missions of large commercial aircraft now inducted in its overhaul or modification hangars.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-adds-SOFIA-zero-gravity-to-special-missions-roster-404913/
  • LHT modifies Luftwaffe A310 as zero-gravity aircraft

    News | 21 Oct 2014 09:53 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa Technik is converting a former German air force Airbus A310 into a test and research aircraft for French national space centre CNES.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LHT-modifies-Luftwaffe-A310-as-zero-gravity-aircraft-405000/
  • NBAA: SmartSky teams with Harris for airborne 4G network

    News | 19 Oct 2014 22:09 | Dan Parsons

    ​SmartSky Networks has teamed with radio technology giant Harris to launch the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless communications network.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-SmartSky-teams-with-Harris-for-airborne-4G-network-404933/
  • 'Stay with the Station', NASA boss urges international partners

    News | 09 Oct 2014 11:14 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA administrator Charles Bolden today called on Europe and the UK to stand behind their financial commitments to the International Space Station and work with the USA to keep it flying through 2020 and even 2024 – because the orbiting outpost is humankind’s “springboard” to Mars.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Stay-with-the-Station-NASA-boss-urges-international-partners-404585/