Over the weekend the International Space Station’s remote robotic manipulator, Canadarm2, temporarily hands off the P6 truss structure to Space Shuttle Discovery’s robotic manipulator system, Canadarm, and below is Rocketplane Global’s new design.
Find below an assorted set of links covering the X Prize Cup event at Holloman AFB and other stuff that’s sort of related…
“Doom” creator Jon Carmack’s Armadillo Aerospace failed to win the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge by 7s
Here’s Personal Spaceflight blog author Jeff Foust’s take on things, his report about an X Prize press conference, some photos of day one care of Jeff of the X Prize Cup event itself and then there’s some of Jeff’s video of Armadillo Aerospace’s flight attempt(s) and here’s even more video
For a comprehensive rundown of day two of the X Prize Cup event go to these pages at Hobbyspace.com
Transterrestrial Musing’s Rand Simberg takes a pot shot at EADS Astrium’s Spacejet
Here there is some detail about the Personal Spaceflight Executive Summit held last week and Orbital Outfiters unveiling of its new spacesuit and here is a picture of it.
Apparently some possible deal between New Space company PlanetSpace and aerospace behemoth Lockheed Martin is not going to happen now
Here is Rocketplane’s latest design for its XP suborbital vehicle
Space teachers are now wanted for some worthy cause according to MSNBC’s Alan Boyle’s Cosmic Log