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In-air relight of Xombie rocket

Today (May 26, 2010) Masten Space Systems demonstrated an in-air relight of their VTVL reusable rocket, XA-0.1B (Xombie). This test flight was a major step towards flying payloads to suborbital altitude. The above video shows a view from a camera mounted on one of the landing legs. More background on this achievement on this update from the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

CRuSR Environmental Monitor Solicitation Published

The Synopsis/Solicitation Combo for two flight environment monitors was published last week. The two flight environment monitors will be used as part of the CRuSR program to establish the environmental conditions that research payloads and future passengers will be exposed to during CRuSR flights, including pre- and post-flight handling. Deadline for this solication is Monday, May 17, 2010. For more information please see the synopsis/solicitation description on either the NASA Internet Acquisition Service (NAIS) or the FedBizzOps.gov website.

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