PICTURE: NASA’s Orion, all at sea

credit NASA / caption: now with a maximum of four crew it would seemNASA’s image of the day, its Orion crew exploration vehicle mock up is in the Atlantic ocean, all at sea, and bobbing around with little or no particular directionThe balloons on top are for up...

Scaled confirms our WhiteKnight Two reports

credit Flight / caption: now we know it was a idle thrust miss settingScaled Composites has put a statement on its website about its WhiteKnight Two prototype Virgin Mothership Eve test programme that confirms what Flight has been saying, that the rudder has had to be...

NASA gives Ares I first stage test motor update

NASA has detailed preparations for the test firing of the first demonstrator motor for its Ares I crew launch vehicle (CLV) first stage solid rocket booster.The US space agency gives the month of August as the test date however Flight has already obtained...