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  • Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space

    01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    A commercial space company seeking to shine among the satellite launch industry has secretly sent its own "star" into orbit. Rocket Lab on Wednesday (Jan. 24) revealed to the world that "The Humanity Star" is circling Earth and is expected to become the brightest object in the night sky. Covered in 65 highly-reflective panels, the satellite is rapidly spinning, reflecting the sun's light back onto the planet, much in the same way that a disco ball casts light onto a dance floor. From the ground, the geodesic sphere-shaped satellite will appear as a bright, glinting star quickly traversing the night...
  • Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX/Dragon (Launch scheduled at 10:21 a.m. ET) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    06/28/2015 5:30:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 110 replies
    Coverage begins at 9 am for the 10:21 am launch.
  • China space mission article hits Web before launch

    09/25/2008 7:10:48 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 18 replies · 773+ views
    AP ^ | September 25, 2008 | yahoo/ap story monkey
    A news story describing a successful launch of China's long-awaited space mission and including detailed dialogue between astronauts launched on the Internet Thursday, hours before the rocket had even left the ground.
  • The Third Shoe

    04/18/2006 4:18:56 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 1 replies · 288+ views ^ | February 20, 2006 | Wayne Eleazer
    The FY 2006 Department of Defense budget slashed funding for a number of military space programs. According to Aviation Week, the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) communications system was cut by $400 million, the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) High was cut by $50 million, and the Space Radar Program lost $125.8 million. All together, that is a cut of over $575 million; as the late Senator Everett F. Dirksen might have said, at this rate pretty soon we are going to be talking about some real money. The cuts were hardly a surprise. The fact that a number of Air Force...
  • US Drove Out Founder of China's Rocketry Program

    10/15/2003 7:08:21 AM PDT · by Lee Heggy · 6 replies · 116+ views
    The Associated Press | 10/15/2003 | Joe McDonald
  • A Shuttle By Any Other Name

    10/24/2002 1:32:31 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 11 replies · 168+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2002 | Rand Simberg
    <p>NASA may, thankfully, be about to make major changes in its vaunted "Space Launch Initiative," known in acronym shorthand as SLI.</p> <p>A major review of the program scheduled for November has been rescheduled, with no definite new date. Its future is in flux, as policy in space transportation (particularly reusable space transportation) is clearly being rethought.</p>