Space News

Orion Spacecraft

NASA has completed a technical review of the Orion program.  At a press conference this week, NASA confirmed continued support for the program, and provided a date for the first manned Orion mission.  WFIT's Rick Glasby filed this report.

 Blue Origin
Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos, CEO of space transportation company Blue Origin and, announced that Blue Origin has selected the Space Coast to launch his New Shepard space vehicles.  This is another big boost for the commercial space industry in Brevard.

Rick Glasby filed this report for WFIT:


Boeing has officially revealed the name for its CST-100 capsule that will ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The capsule, Starliner, will be built inside a former Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center — which was officially unveiled Friday morning.

NEEMO logo

Why are NASA astronauts living 60 feet below the surface of the Atlantic off the Florida Keys? It’s part of a NASA mission called NEEMO, for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. The underwater astronauts (or aquanauts) find the isolated depths of the Atlantic about as close as they can get to spaceflight here on Earth.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff Sunday at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
John Raoux / AP

A launch failure of a Falcon 9 rocket occurred just after liftoff at 10:21 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday.  WFIT's Rick Glasby filed this report: