| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to spend $4 million to help finish building a new launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
Announced Monday with the release of McDonnell’s two-year budget for Virginia, the funding is subject to debate. But state...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:28 AM
This week, the first stage of the biggest rocket ever to launch from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore rolled out onto its new $145 million launchpad …
.. and Virginia is one step closer to the sky-high ambitions of many in...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
The SpaceX Dragon has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a three-week flight to the International Space Station, completing the first commercial cargo mission to Earth's orbit, NASA announced Sunday.
The unmanned capsule came down about 250 miles...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The SpaceXrocket, the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, lifted off Sunday night carrying an unmanned cargo capsule.
The Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule launched on schedule at 8:35 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
SpaceX made history Wednesday when its Dragon spacecraft berthed with the International Space Station in what NASA touts as a key milestone in commercial spaceflight.
But waiting in the wings at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Space Exploration Technologies is vying to be the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, and its mission got off to a successful start with a launch this morning.
A Dragon spacecraft launched from the company's...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
The private company SpaceX made history Friday with the docking of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, the most impressive feat yet in turning routine spaceflight over to the commercial sector.
It marked the first time a business...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:59 AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX Dragon supply ship returned to Earth on Thursday, ending its revolutionary nine-day voyage to the International Space Station with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Pacific.
The unmanned capsule parachuted...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
JUST IN FROM NASA: NASA SELECTS COMPANIES FOR HEAVY-LIFT LAUNCH VEHICLE STUDIES WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 13 companies for negotiations leadingÂ to potential contract awards to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for evaluating heavy-...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Itâs been awhile since the White House got some good news from Capitol Hill in response to its controversial new plan for NASA. But that losing streak ended Thursday when the head of United Launch Alliance — a jointly-owned...