Using private money to recreate Glenn’s flight

Wednesday’s Huntsville Times describes something that sounds at least mildly quixotic: an effort to recreate John Glenn’s historic 1962 spaceflight on the 50th anniversary, using private funding. The project is the brainchild of retired pilot Craig Russell, who has created a nonprofit organization to raise the money needed to refurbish a Mercury capsule and launch […]

Another Spaceport America delay

Today’s Las Cruces Sun-News reports that problems conducting an environmental assessment have led to another delay for New Mexico’s Spaceport America. The report is vague about what exactly the problem is, but apparently it involves some sort of potential conflict of interest with New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory and some transfer of data […]