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DARPA makes last-minute change to launch competition rules

WASHINGTON — With just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow...

The clock is running for DARPA Launch Challenge, with stealthy Astra...

Astra Space launches a test rocket from Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak. (Astra Space Photo)The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy...

Astra emphasizes rapid iteration in its quest for low-cost, rapid launch

WASHINGTON — As Astra prepares for its first orbital launch attempt, the company is setting expectations accordingly and taking the long view towards its...

Survivor of boat disaster: 'Sleeping to swimming' in minutes

JUNEAU, Alaska -- A survivor of a Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from “sleeping to...

Five fishermen presumed dead in sinking of Alaska crabbing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Five commercial fishermen lost at sea when their crabbing vessel capsized and sank on New Year’s Eve in the Gulf...

Calls to loved ones reveal rough conditions before sinking

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Calls to loved ones in the lead-up to the sinking of a crab boat in the cold waters off Alaska...

5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Five fishermen missing after a crab boat sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off...

Coast Guard searching for 5 people missing after fishing boat sinks...

The Coast Guard in Alaska on Wednesday was searching for five people believed to be in the water after the crab-fishing boat they were...

Spaceports seek ways to deal with public opposition

HOUSTON — Commercial spaceports say they need to become more proactive in dealing with public opposition to proposed launch sites through a combination of...

Stealth startup lone remaining contender in DARPA responsive launch challenge

WASHINGTON — A three-way launch contest is now down to one unidentified company after two competitors backed out, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Talking Horses: Sammy Jo Bell sees off Kieren Fallon in Legends...

For a few strides Kieren Fallon looked to be travelling as well as any jockey in the field as he made a brief return...

Vector replaces CEO amid reports of financial problems

PARK CITY, Utah — Small launch vehicle company Vector has replaced its founding chief executive amid reports that financial difficulties have forced the company...

Alaska records warmest month ever in July with coastline barren of...

Photograph: Lance King/Getty ImagesA heatwave pulsating through the Arctic helped push Alaska to its warmest month ever recorded in July, with the state’s vast...

Will Israel’s New Missile Defense System Stop Iran if a War...

Michael PeckSecurity, Or just a waste of money?Will Israel’s New Missile Defense System Stop Iran if a War Begins?Israel’s new Arrow 3 anti-missile system...

Alaska labor deal reached to end 10-day ferry strike

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska officials and the union for striking boat workers have reached a deal to end a walkout that has shut...

Israel, US test long-range missile defense system in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the new long-range missile defense system in Alaska.A spokesperson...

Deep budget cuts put University of Alaska in crisis mode; 'grappling...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The University of Alaska board of regents, facing deep budget cuts exacted by the governor that will eliminate about 40%...

7 Gray Whales Found Dead In Alaska Over Holiday Weekend, Pushing...

Seven gray whales were found dead on Alaska’s shores over the holiday weekend, sending this year’s toll in the state to 22.According to the National...

ADQ – Air Traffic Control Specialist – Tower ADQ – Kodiak,...

Job title: ADQ - Air Traffic Control Specialist - Tower ADQ - Kodiak, AK Company: Serco Job description: Job Description Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS) control...

Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition’s new DLC launches tomorrow

History and Parts Pack is the first DLC available on PS4 for the award-winning multi-genre space exploration game, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition!...

Shutdown’s toll mounts for NASA and companies

WASHINGTON — A partial government shutdown now nearly five weeks old is affecting a growing number of space companies and organizations as well as...

Bahrain's first coronavirus case detected – BNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain, the state news agency said on Monday, citing the health...
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