NASA launches ‘time-critical’ cargo to ISS in latest record-setting Antares launch [VIDEO]

Over the last 20 years, many unmanned cargo capsules have been launched to the International Space Station in low-earth orbit, but this may be the first “express” launch, using Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket. When the NG-11 Cygnus cargo spacecraft (pictured at right) lifted off yesterday afternoon, from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Virginia coast, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 18, 2019

Visionary Transportation startup eyes the stars with electric cargo rocket

Startup Visionary Transportation has big plans for the next few years, including the development of a 15-foot electric rocket for launching cargo into space, according to Air Cargo World‘s sister publication, Mobility Buzz. Visionary Transportation will begin research and development on the cargo rocket, soon after it completes a prototype for an electric SUV. Later, the Chicago-based […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 22, 2017

Great moments in space cargo history: Sticking the barge landing

As we wrap up this week, we thought we’d end on a celebratory note in the waters of the Atlantic off Florida’s coast. Earlier this afternoon, the privately owned spaceflight company, SpaceX, launched an unmanned cargo capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station using its Falcon 9 rocket — something that’s been done […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 8, 2016