The inaugural Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference, sponsored by American Military University, will be held at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 17, 2020.
Will future space exploration be led by the government or the private sector? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. Dan Britt about the evolving role of private-sector companies like SpaceX in space exploration and space commerce.
The Space Shuttle was the highlight of NASA’s Space Transport System’s reusability. Six shuttles were built, but only five ever went to orbit. STS Enterprise was used only for preliminary test flights and training.
The Space Transport System (also known as the Space Shuttle) revolutionized American spaceflight. Its design and development were greenlighted by President Richard Nixon in 1969, with flights beginning in the early 1980s.