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  • Headlines from SPACE 2014
    Headlines from SPACE 2014

    Check out the latest happenings from the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (SPACE 2014), taking place 4-7 August 2014, in San Diego, CA.   More...

  • Yes, Virginia, You Will Be Able to Download your iTunes on Mars, Eventually.
    Yes, Virginia, You Will Be Able to Download your iTunes on Mars, Eventually.

    Our world is becoming rapidly connected, and as humanity ventures off planet they will take their appetites for LOLz cat memes, silly YouTube videos, and iTunes with them, making a need for space-based internet...   More...

  • Getting From Earth-Dependent to Mars-Ready Requires Team Effort
    Getting From Earth-Dependent to Mars-Ready Requires Team Effort

    To achieve a manned mission to Mars, it’s going to take countless new technology developments, innovative strategies for coordinating NASA’s inter-agencies, and increased collaboration with private industry and international partners...   More...

  • Tech Progress, Outreach Hurdles Seen on Road to Mars
    Tech Progress, Outreach Hurdles Seen on Road to Mars

    It’s going to take a mix of effective public outreach, space-community buy-in and clear technical progress for international partners to assemble the funds and technology they'll need to get human explorers to Mars...   More...

  • Early Career Crossroads
    Early Career Crossroads

    Wednesday's Young Professional Luncheon Panel was the culmination of the forum's Rising Leaders in Aerospace initiative for young aerospace leaders age 35 and under...   More...

  • In Space, Where 'So Much Can Go Wrong,' Preparation is Critical
    In Space, Where 'So Much Can Go Wrong,' Preparation is Critical

    Despite their years of training, endless simulations of space flights and intense study of past flights, “we don’t know for sure how things are going to work out,” said former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, a veteran of three space missions...   More...

  • As Earth Observation Data Grows, So Does Public Access
    As Earth Observation Data Grows, So Does Public Access

    The next generation of satellites will enhance space-based remote-sensing observations and, coupled with public access to their data, support a host of global weather, space weather and climate products, a panel of government and private industry experts...   More...

  • The Nation's Network of Spaceports is Thriving – But More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Continued Growth
    The Nation's Network of Spaceports is Thriving – But More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Continued Growth

    The nation’s commercial spaceport network will be expanding from the “eight that are operating now, to 17 in the next few years,” Brian Gulliver, a spaceport development team leader at Reynolds, Smith and Hills, told an audience...   More...

  • Society has a Growing Need for Sustainable, Affordable Space-Based Remote Sensing Data
    Society has a Growing Need for Sustainable, Affordable Space-Based Remote Sensing Data

    Society is growing increasingly dependent on space-based remote sensing data for a variety of critical needs, and as a result earth observation systems must become increasingly sustainable and affordable...   More...

  • For spaceflight managers, thoughts to turn to 2016 presidential election
    For spaceflight managers, thoughts to turn to 2016 presidential election

    Let’s say you manage an expensive government-funded space technology program. All you need to do to ensure continuity through the next presidential administration is make sure you deliver on time and on budget and don’t overreach, right?   More...

  • The Past is Prologue to the Future When it Comes to the Next Decade of Mars Exploration
    The Past is Prologue to the Future When it Comes to the Next Decade of Mars Exploration

    Past missions, and in some case the spare parts of past missions, will help drive the next decade of Mars exploration, a panel of experts from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley...   More...

  • How to Make MILSATCOM More Resilient and Affordable
    How to Make MILSATCOM More Resilient and Affordable

    A panel of industry experts provided an overview of the current challenges and future opportunities in military satellite communications Tuesday afternoon at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego...   More...

  • Comet’s October Encounter with Mars will Create 30 Minutes of Concern for Global Space Agencies
    Comet’s October Encounter with Mars will Create 30 Minutes of Concern for Global Space Agencies

    A comet's close approach with Mars in October is unlikely to endanger spacecraft orbiting the planet, but the encounter will nevertheless create "30 minutes of concern" for scientists and engineers, reported speakers during the “Robotic Mars Explorers Encounter Comet Siding Spring” panel at the AIAA SPACE 2014...   More...

  • Space Systems Greatly Improve Life on Earth
    Space Systems Greatly Improve Life on Earth

    Space systems are vital components of modern society -- keeping people safe, strengthening the economy and contributing to the advance of civilization. That was the central theme delivered by senior industry leaders...   More...

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