The SPACE MINING EMPIRE? The case for LUXEMBOURG – VisualPolitik EN

The space race is back. Companies like SpaceX or Virgin Galactic have given a new push to the space exploration. But there is more than this: outside of Earth there are lots of natural resources to be exploited. Some asteroids are nothing but flying piles of minerals, water or even natural gas. Both Japan and … Read more The SPACE MINING EMPIRE? The case for LUXEMBOURG – VisualPolitik EN

Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

A SpaceX cargo ship loaded with supplies docks with the International Space Station (ISS). The docking took place one day later than scheduled due to a navigation glitch. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

SpaceX Gets Funding to Restore US Ability to Launch Astronauts

With the retirement of a space shuttle in 2011, the United States had to rely on the Russian Federation to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station. However, Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $500 million to support NASA initiatives to restore the US astronaut launching facilities. The money will form part of the NASA’s … Read more SpaceX Gets Funding to Restore US Ability to Launch Astronauts

SpaceX to Launch Rocket with 53 Metric Tons of Payload

SpaceX have announced plan to launch the largest rocket in current usage with a massive payload of 53 metric tons. The Falcon Heavy will be second only to the Saturn V moon rocket for its ability to carry itself to escape velocity or orbit. Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies … Read more SpaceX to Launch Rocket with 53 Metric Tons of Payload

Space: Next Falcon 9 Launch to take Two OG2 Satellites

ORBCOMM Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies have announced plans to carry the first two ORBCOMM next-generation OG2 satellites to orbit on the next Falcon 9 launch in 2011. Falcon 9 is a two-stage launch vehicle powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) capable of delivering 10,450 kg to low-Earth orbit and 4,540 kg … Read more Space: Next Falcon 9 Launch to take Two OG2 Satellites

USA: Watch Spacecraft Launch Live on June 4th 2010

SpaceX will be live streaming the launch of the Falcon 9 at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on June 4th 2010. Times are as follows: 10:40 Eastern Time, 07:40 Pacific, 14:40 UTC, 15:40 GB/Eire, 16:40 Paris. The test flight will see the Dragon spacecraft launched into orbit as part of a … Read more USA: Watch Spacecraft Launch Live on June 4th 2010