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Antares Rocket Ready For Roll Out

The Antares rocket is being hoisted inside the assembly building at Wallops Island onto its transporter in preparation for its roll out to the launch pad on Saturday morning. Larger image.

Dragon is Ready for Return to Earth

More than three weeks after arriving at the International Space Station, the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft is ready for the trip back to Earth, now scheduled for Tuesday, March 26.

Antares Engine Test Scheduled for Feb. 22

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will provide launch range support for an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket engine test scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A.

Dragon Prepares to Resupply Station

The Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, Dragon spacecraft stands inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Teams had just installed the spacecraft's solar array fairings.

NASA and its international partners are targeting Friday, March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

Another Dragon Joins the ISS

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has been successfully captured at the International Space Station.

Dragon Readies for Flight

Technicians attach the Dragon capsule to a Falcon 9 rocket at the SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., during preparations for the CRS-1 mission.

NASA managers, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) officials and international partner representatives Thursday announced Sunday, Oct. 7, as the target launch date for the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.

Virginia and Orbital Sign ISS Cargo MOU

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority ("VCSFA") and Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") have reached a new agreement to govern their working relationship and allocation of assets at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport ("MARS").

ATK the company leading development of the Liberty commercial spacecraft, is pleased to announce an expanded crew and cargo capability.

What GAO Found: Since a peak of 22 U.S. commercial space launches in fiscal year 1998, the annual number of launches generally ranged from 4 to 9 launches. The number of commercial space launches is expected to increase in the next 8 years as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to procure 51 launches from commercial cargo companies to resupply the International Space Station.

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