December 2014

The Indian Space Program 5 - India Tests a New Rocket That Will Launch Heavier Satellites

         I have posted a series of blogs about the history of India's space program. There have been problems and delays partially due to the limited budget that India can devote to its space program. They have developed much of their own space technology from scratch. They are accomplishing amazing things on a fraction of the budget of other space programs.

Virgin Galactic Suffers a Major Accident with SpaceShip Two

   One of the most interesting developments in space flight has been the entry of private companies into the game. There are several different companies which have developed their own space craft and are pursuing commercial applications of space flight. Two private companies were recently awarded a contract by NASA to help ferry astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station.