NASA Plans Artemis Launch for Wednesday, ABL Space Eyes Maiden Launch of RS1 Booster

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen during sunrise atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I flight test is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA will make another attempt to launch the Artemis I mission to the moon on Wednesday as small-satellite launch provider ABL Space Systems prepares for the maiden flight of its RS1 booster from Alaska.

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Team Pushes Inflatable Towers for Space Access

Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
NewScientist

A giant inflatable tower could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket, and could be completed much sooner than a cable-based space elevator, its proponents claim.

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Sixteen Space Launches in First Quarter of ’09

ROSKOSMOS PRESS RELEASE

Sixteen launches were carried out in the world within the first three months of 2009. Five of them were from Baikonur, two from Plesetsk. 6 launches were made by the USA (1 failed), 1 Japan, 1 ESA. Iran entered the “LV-club” after orbiting its first communication satellite.

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Space Florida Actively Engaged in Growing State’s Aerospace Economy

Space Florida Press Release

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2008) – Space Florida is actively engaged with dozens of commercial space companies who have expressed an interest in expanding existing operations, or bringing new business to Florida, and state officials are confident in their ability to support these entrepreneurial ventures.

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