Archive: Space

NASA Names Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 Mission Crew

NASA assigned the crew for the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 mission that is targeted for launch in September next year. The flight will deliver equipment to the International Space Station that will enable larger crews to reside aboard the complex. Veteran space flier Navy Capt. Christopher J. Ferguson will command Endeavour. Air Force Lt. Col. […]

AIA Backs U.S./U.K. Defense Trade Treaty

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) executive committee urged the Senate to approve the U.S./U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty that would ease controls on trade in defense technology goods between the two nations. That treaty would provide for reducing barriers to the exchange of defense goods, services, and information between American and British interests, according to […]

GMD Missile Defense System Succeeds In Test, As Congress Mulls European Site

The Ground-based Midcourse missile Defense (GMD) system aced a test against a long-range ballistic missile target, just as Congress is poised to decide the financial fate of plans to extend the GMD system to Europe. In the test, a target missile was sent aloft from the Kodiak Launch Complex at Kodiak, Alaska, the Missile Defense […]