Blue Origin

March 30, 2019

Blue Origin studying repurposing of New Glenn upper stages

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications […]
March 4, 2019

Soon, hundreds of tourists will go to space. What should we call them?

Astronauts or astro-nots? Perhaps within a matter of a months, a handful of customers will board a spacecraft and fly above Earth’s atmosphere to float for […]
February 27, 2019

Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9

“I have no problem saying we didn’t invent anything.” Late last week, the European rocket maker Ariane Group and the French space agency CNES announced the […]
February 23, 2019

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert.     Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike […]
February 11, 2019

Virgin Galactic pilots join an exclusive club with FAA astronaut wings

WASHINGTON — The two pilots who flew SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space in December received commercial astronaut wings last week, joining an elite group that […]
December 18, 2018

SpaceX, Blue Origin to launch within minutes of each other Today

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will both look skyward Tuesday, as a Falcon 9 rocket hoists a military satellite and a New Shepard lifts several experiments […]
December 14, 2018

The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point

Celebrate the achievement, but please, recognize that commercial spaceflight has grown up since Virgin Galactic started the quest for space tourism. Everyone loves a successful space […]
December 13, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
December 2, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]