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The American Space Force

The American Space Force is a recently proposed military branch that President Donald Trump reported during a meeting of the National Space Council on June 18, 2018. In the event it was announced, it will end up being the 6th military branch, joining the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Trump’s declaration […]

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Commercial Space Flight: what’s next?

10 years ago, depending on commercial spacecraft to convey payload to the International Space Station was still a significant assessment. NASA made agreements in late 2008 with both Orbital Sciences Corp. and, SpaceX as a major aspect of its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program for payload transportation, however the two organizations were still working on […]

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SpaceX crew Dragon: Douglas Hurley

Hurley is a New York local, born in Endicott on October 21, 1966. After moving on from Owego Free Academy in Owego, New York, in 1984, he went to school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurley earned his graduation degree in civil engineering and graduated magna cum laude with distinction from the college […]

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SpaceX crew Dragon: Robert Behnken

Born in Creve Coeur, MO, Behnken, 49, earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics at Washington University in St. Louis in 1992. There, he served in Air Force ROTC. After that he went to graduate school at Caltech, where he got a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and a […]

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Falcon 9

The two-phase SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has flown multiple times for NASA and different companies. The vehicle attracted the world in 2012 when it conveyed Dragon into the right circle for meeting with the International Space Station, making SpaceX the principal commercial organization to visit the station. From that point forward, Falcon 9 has made […]

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DragonX

The Dragon was designed by SpaceX. The first of two practice flights were launched on December 8, 2010, and the second test flight, which conveyed cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), was propelled on May 22, 2012. The first maintained flight propelled on May 30, 2020, and conveyed astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken […]

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ISS: international collaboration

Due to Russian Space Station Project ‘Mir’ that operated in low Earth orbit, by the Soviet Union and later by Russia. Due to the Cold War and keeping technological supremacy, NASA’s interest in the Mir Space program was strictly as a stepping stone, and it intended soon after the final shuttle mission in early 1998 […]

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