ISS extension will be big news for FY2010 budget

credit NASA / caption: NASA’s FY2009 budget shows ISS operations ending in 2016Hyperbola has learned that the fiscal year 2010 NASA budget is expected to contain an intention to operate the US portion of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2020 for the...

NASA’s Orion gets its heat shield, at last

NASA announced yesterday that the reformulation of the Apollo programme’s Avcoat has been selected for its Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV)Flight predicted this in its 10 March article about the heat shield when an announcement was expected that month....

Orion’s heat shield: it’s decision time

credit Lockheed Martin / caption: the heat shield has become a very tall tent pole in the Orion tent, so to speakIn the next few weeks NASA is to announce its selection for the heat shield material for the Orion crew exploration vehicle’s (CEV) crew module....