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China’s space contractor plans more than 40 launches in 2020

HELSINKI — China’s main space contractor is aiming to carry out more than 40 launches in 2020, including lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. The...

Foust Forward | Zero gravity requires a lot of patience

For decades, the space community has sought the “killer app” for microgravity research: the project that, once and for all, will demonstrate work that...

Blue Origin may miss goal of crewed suborbital flights in 2019

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of Blue Origin said Oct. 2 it was increasingly unlikely the company would start flying people on its New...

Op-ed | ISS doesn’t have to be an FFRDC; It has...

This op-ed originally appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Few terms in space policy — save maybe “commercial” and “innovation” —...

Blue Origin reaches space again on latest New Shepard test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its latest test flight May 2, a flight that the company says...

Blue Origin announces next New Shepard suborbital flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin plans to conduct the latest test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle May 2 as the company, and others...

New Shepard carries research payloads on latest suborbital test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle launched on its tenth test flight Jan. 23 as the company edges closer to flying people...

Blue Origin reschedules New Shepard test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to...

Blue Origin gearing up for next New Shepard test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer...

Space Tango plans in-orbit manufacturing

SAN FRANCISCO – Space Tango, a Kentucky startup focused on research and manufacturing in microgravity, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s...

ISS science not affected by smaller crew

WASHINGTON — The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there...

Space Tango to form hemp subsidiary

SAN FRANCISCO – Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Oct. 4 to form a subsidiary focused on the...

U.S. to invoke special powers to boost production of protective gear...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the...
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