Russia's Space Program Could Crush the U.S. Over the Next Decade

When NASA retires its three space shuttles in 2010, US astronauts will have to rely on the Russian space program to gain entry to space and the International Space Station. Until 2015, when the Constellation program is scheduled to begin launching the Orion spacecraft, the US plans to purchase seats on the Russian… » 10/06/08 10:45am 10/06/08 10:45am

Iran Goes to Space with First Successful Satellite Launcher Test

Early this morning Iran launched its first rocket into space. It was part of a test of a satellite launcher that will soon send Iran's first satellite into space sometime next year. You can hear a countdown and see the rocket zooming up into the sky in this clip from local TV. In an odd homage to the U.S. space… » 2/04/08 12:30pm 2/04/08 12:30pm