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April 30, 2018

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Blue Origin has not released a price for the spaceflight experience. Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from […]
December 12, 2017

Rocket Lab scrubs Electron launch after last-second abort

NEW ORLEANS — Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. The company […]
June 30, 2017

Vector raises $21 million for small launch vehicle development

WASHINGTON — Vector, one of a number of companies developing small launch vehicles in response to growing small satellite demand, announced June 29 that it closed […]
June 26, 2017

How Former Astronaut Leroy Chiao Turned His Dream of Space into a Reality

Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a motivational, training and education company. He served as a NASA astronaut from 1990-2005 and flew […]
June 15, 2017

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

To make moon flights cheaper, a new paper proposes that NASA use an electrically powered lunar space tug that would operate between Earth and the moon. […]
May 21, 2017

Virgin Galactic says suborbital spaceflights are full until 2021

Virgin Galactic says its suborbital spaceflights are booked until 2021. Stephen Attenborough, commercial director of Virgin Galactic, said that anyone buying a ticket today for a […]
May 2, 2017

SpaceShipTwo tests feather system on latest glide flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic said May 1 it successfully tested the system on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle that permits a safe reentry on the vehicle’s latest […]
February 27, 2017

Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. The vehicle, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier […]
September 23, 2016

China Ventures Further Into Space

A new Space Station has been launched by the Chinese Government. Here are some thoughts on the impact this can have. A New Chinese Space Station: […]