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Russia superior to US in space technology

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The US government’s recent order of Russian rocket engines shows that America has become inferior to Russia in space technology, says an American analyst and former US Army officer. United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, said Wednesday it had ordered 20 new RD-180 rocket engines from Russia on top of 29 engines it ordered last year. The Russian engines will... 

US launches high-resolution spy satellite into space

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The United States has launched into space a surveillance satellite capable of capturing images of objects only one foot (30 centimeters) across. Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe owns and operates the World View 3 satellite, which was flown into space on board an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California’s Central Coast on Wednesday. The project is joined by Lockheed Martin... 

US senators fear Russia may abandon NASA's astronauts in space

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The crew members of Expedition 40/41 pose in front of a Soyuz spacecraft simulator in Star City, Russia. A number of US senators express concern that the widening diplomatic rift between Washington and Moscow could derail the US space program or even cause Russia to abandon American astronauts in space. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee told NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Thursday... 

Nothing is beyond our reach: New US intelligence seal

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Billions of dollars annually are being used to fund operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, the likes of which allow the government to eavesdrop on emails, listen to world leaders’ phone calls and about everything in-between. One thing that budget hasn’t bought, however, is subtlety. The US National Reconnaissance Office launched a top-secret surveillance satellite into... 
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