Bright stars amongst the firmament

by | Oct 3, 2007 | COTS, NASA, Orion | 0 comments

With one day to go before the 50th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch here is my pick of the newsy stuff from around the web…

As usual Hobbyspace.com has a plethora of links to various this, that and bits and bobs

NASASpaceflight.com has interesting details about Rocketplane Kistler and some alleged detail about changes to NASA’s Orion crew exploration vehicle

Chair Force Engineer considers this detail and I agree with some of what Chair Force says but take issue with other claims by Nasaspaceflight – more on that in a later post

ATK has put out a press release about a parachute test for Orion

JPL has a feature on Sputnik

Space.com is reporting on MIT developing a tether for astronauts to walk on asteroid

Spacedev has won a DARPA solar thermal propulsion contract

Find a photo report by Energia about preparations for the next manned Soyuz launch here.

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