On a sadder note: we say goodbye to Skylab astronaut Bill Pogue, satellite rescuer Dale Gardner, and Apollo-Soyuz cosmonaut Valery Kubasov

Skylab astronaut Bill Pogue has died on 3 March at the age of 84.  Originally selected as an astronaut in 1966, having previously been a pilot in the US Air Force Thunderbirds display team, Pogue made his one and only spaceflight as the Command Module pilot in the...

International Space Station gets new lease of life as ESA eyes Dream Chaser to get there

While the International Space Station was originally set to retire in 2015, a retirement which was then deferred to 2020,  NASA has just got permission from the Obama Administration to agree with its other national/pan-national users including Roscosmos, ESA, JAXA and...

Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser mini-space shuttle has a “flip-over” crash landing during its fledgling glide test

The Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser, one of the commercial spacecraft hoping to be used to provide regular transportation services to NASA astronauts has had its first glide test after being airdropped from a helicopter – and crashed on landing.  The pilotless test...