June 4, 2019

Stratolaunch, Builder of World’s Largest Airplane for Rocket Launches, May Be Closing

Billionaire Paul Allen founded the company in 2011. The world’s largest airplane may be grounded after just one flight. Stratolaunch Systems Corp., which built a huge rocket-toting […]
June 3, 2019

SpaceX beginning to tackle some of the big challenges for a Mars journey

To survive on Mars, and return, SpaceX would gladly allow others to assist. Earlier this month, the principal Mars “development engineer” for SpaceX, Paul Wooster, provided […]
June 1, 2019

NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021

At least two of the three missions will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket. NASA has begun to make good on its promise to use commercial […]
May 28, 2019

Space-Based Medical Research for Public Health

Space exploration has opened up new horizons, bringing probes to Mars and the far reaches of the galaxy. But the implications of space travel also hit […]
May 24, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, begins constellation buildout

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites for an internet constellation that could ultimately number 12,000 on a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night. The rocket […]
May 21, 2019

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost

Still missing? The total cost. And that’s probably by design. In the nearly two months since Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return to the Moon […]
May 18, 2019

SpaceX Is Building a ‘Starship’ Rocket Prototype in Florida, Too

The company’s South Texas site has some competition. SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship. The company has already […]
May 17, 2019

NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies

WASHINGTON — NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes […]
May 16, 2019

Goodnight, Chang’e-4! China’s Probe on Moon’s Far Side Naps for Lunar Night

A whole day on the moon lasts 28 Earth days. China’s mission to the far side of the moon has gone dormant for its fifth, frigid […]