spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

NASA safety panel endorses Ares 1
Posted: Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 6:33 AM ET (1133 GMT)
Ares 1 launch illustration (NASA) An independent safety panel recommended to NASA that it retain the Ares 1 rocket under development and not extend the shuttle program. The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) released its 2009 annual report late Friday, and many of its findings dealt with the current state and future of the agency's human spaceflight program. The panel warned that canceling the Ares 1 launch vehicle in favor of an unidentified alternative "is unwise and probably not cost-effective", and that commercial providers would be unable to close the gap in human spaceflight created by the shuttle's retirement. ASAP also found that no commercial operator meets human rating requirements, in part because NASA has defined standards for those companies to meet. The panel also noted it is "very concerned" about a potential extension of the shuttle, because of increased risks as the shuttle ages.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russian cosmonauts speed through EVA
Posted: Thu, Oct 23 6:02 AM ET (1002 GMT)

Proton launches Russian communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)

Mars spacecraft survive comet flyby
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 24
Eighth GPS IIF Set to Launch Wednesday
GPS World — 6:46 am ET (1046 GMT)
Young Guns: Local man plays key role in US space program
Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Space X At ISPCS 2014
KRWG-FM Las Cruces, NM — 6:43 am ET (1043 GMT)
SpaceX land holdings grow
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list