Spaceflight Vol 56 No 08 – August 2014

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Business as Usual?
Neil Da Costa reports from Star City on the return of the Soyuz TMA-10M in April and notes that the congeniality and comradeship that characterized their expedition was not shaken by the political disagreements between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

Index: Orion
The Editor begins an occasional series looking at the new generation of spacecraft coming off the stocks to characterize the specification and operating requirement for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

A New Spacecraft Rising – Dragon V2
SpaceX unveils its 21st century people-carrier with expectations that it could be flying next year of the year after. As a design icon it is an aesthetic dream, giving crewed vehicles a style change.

Spacefest 6
Chris Starr reports from Pasadena, California, on this year’s gathering of astronauts, scientists, engineers and managers in an informal gathering with plenty to talk about and to share with enthusiasts.

The Bachem Natter
In the first of a three-part feature, Brett Gooden tells the story of how the world’s first man-carrying vertically-launched rocket was born in Germany and why.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – ESA Report Endorses Skylon – UK charts new paths

World News Analysis – First manned Orion shunted to 2023

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

From the Editor

Satellite Digest – 499 May 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 May – 15 June 2014

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Obituary – John C Houbolt (1919-2014)

Off the Shelf – Aerospace Projects Review Dyna Soar

Society News – IAC2014 Competition - BIS-Italia visits London - Chinese/Soviet Forum 7 June 2014

Diary Notices

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