by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/23/13, 03:30 pm
The space shuttle may not be flying anymore, but the last and greatest frontier is by no means closed. This week saw two different pushes into the wild, blue yonder, both originating in California.
A company from Colorado developing a spacecraft to take astronauts to the International Space Station ran its craft through a series of tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edward’s Air Force Base. A helicopter picked up a test version of the small spacecraft and flew it three miles, reaching up to 12,400 feet.