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September 15, 2009

China Begins Construction Of Manned Space Flight Launch Complex

Facility Will Be China's 4th Launch Site

China broke ground on its fourth space launch center Monday, as part of that country's effort to build on its manned space flight program. Located on the southern Hainan island, it will be the country's first coastal space launch facility.

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NASA Announces Screening Of Space Shuttle Artifacts

Museums, Schools Will Be Eligible To Obtain Shuttle "Surplus Property"

NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to begin registering to screen potential space shuttle artifacts. The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies, processes and accomplishments of the shuttle program.

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U.S. And Europe Agree On Civil Space Transportation Cooperation

Agreement Allows Exchange Of Tech Information, Personnel

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed a memorandum of understanding Friday for cooperation in the field of space transportation. The agreement was signed at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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