Is Space Adventures 2011 flight doomed?

The Russian newswire RIA Novosti is reporting that the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency has stated that the International Space Station will be off limits to tourists, aka spaceflight participants, from June 2009While Space Adventures has its fifth space...

The new X-38/CRV: SpaceX’s Dragon?

credit Space Exploration TechnologiesFor those of you who didn’t spot it in my colleague John Croft’s NASA commercial resupply services (CRS) analysis Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has apparently started a study for NASA on how to send to...

PICTURES: Russia’s Mini Research Module 1

credit: SpacehabRussia’s S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia built Mini Research Module (MRM1) will be taken to ISS on mission STS-132, the Space Shuttle Discovery’s last known mission scheduled for April 2010. The MRM1 will carry in it...