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SpaceX preparing to begin Starship hopper tests

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon...

China’s OneSpace completes rocket assembly ahead of first orbital launch

HELSINKI — OneSpace has completed assembly and testing of its OS-M rocket in preparation for a launch at the end of March which, if...

Exos Aerospace reflies suborbital rocket

WASHINGTON — Exos Aerospace flew its SARGE reusable sounding rocket for the second time March 2, but winds kept the rocket from achieving its...

The cosmic vision of Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin's founder explains how New Shepard and New Glenn enable humanity's future in the solar system This article originally appeared in the Feb. 25,...

Virgin Galactic launch: WATCH incredible footage of Richard Branson spacecraft over...

The business of building rockets and penetrating space is no longer exclusively reserved to the likes of NASA and Russia. Private companies from SpaceX...

America landed a man on the moon. Climate change calls for...

America does the impossible. Independence, democracy, the Erie Canal, human flight, curing polio, ending slavery, defeating fascism; these are just a few of the...

Virgin Galactic takes crew of three to altitude of 55 miles

Washington (AFP) - Virgin Galactic's spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) on Friday, carrying for the first time a...

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) - A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first...

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) - A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first...

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) - A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first...

SpaceShipTwo flies to the edge of space again

WASHINGTON — SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to the edge of space for the second time Feb. 22, carrying three people for the first time as...

Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a...

Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a...

Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo

NEW YORK — As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the...

Virgin Galactic reschedules SpaceShipTwo flight for Feb. 22

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA – Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave, California....

Virgin Galactic space plane to make test flight on Wednesday

Get the Mach newsletter.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 20, 2019, 12:11 AM GMTBy David FreemanVirgin Galactic plans to conduct a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space plane...

Virgin Galactic prepares SpaceShipTwo to fly again

BURBAN, CALIFORNIA – Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo. Weather permitting, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip...

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...

Small launch vehicle companies see rideshare as an opportunity and a...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Developers of small launch vehicles, who have promoted their vehicles as providing dedicated access to space for small satellites, say...

Air Force wants to become a bigger player in the small...

Procurement chief Will Roper said he wants the Air Force to work more closely with the small launch industry as the military embraces the...

Shutdown delays proposed revisions to launch licensing regulations

FREMONT, Calif. — The partial government shutdown caused the Federal Aviation Administration to miss a Feb. 1 deadline for releasing a draft of revised...

Space startup investments continued to rise in 2018

WASHINGTON — Investors continue to fund space startups at an accelerating rate, according to two firms that track activity in the sector. Venture capitalists poured...
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