The Highlights

So, anything Spacey happening then?

Of course! As always there is a heaped spoonful of space to talk about. Here are the highlights.

Progress 35 launched on Wednesday from the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Khasakhstan. In a dazzling dawn launch, the resupply mission produced some amazing imagery as it made its way into orbit to chase down the ISS.

NASA will be Tweeting Atlantis launch. Fans of Twitter can follow the launch in this new initiative from NASA at http://www.nasa.gov/collaborate/tweetup.html

Ares I-X has been delayed on its way to the launch pad by a faulty part in the steering system. The rollout has been put back by at least a day as engineers work to fix the glitch.

Reusable spaceplane prototyoe launched. A reusable rocket plane has made a successful test flight from New Mexico's Spaceport America. The prototype craft was launched using a vertical rail system to demonstrate the viability of the technology.

Looks like there is hope for us plebs getting into space yet.

Happy Spacing Spacers!

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