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White House official recommends slow approach to high-speed suborbital transportation

WASHINGTON — A White House official said June 22 that while the administration supports commercial space transportation, companies with ambitions of high-speed point-to-point suborbital...

FAA commercial space office completes reorganization

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office responsible for licensing commercial launches and reentries has completed a reorganization announced nearly a year ago...

FAA commercial space office seeks budget increase to keep up with...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office is seeking a modest budget increase in fiscal year 2021 as it also works on...

SpinLaunch raises $35 million

WASHINGTON — SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed...

On National Security | Government taking steps to better support commercial...

The U.S. Air Force just held its inaugural “Space Pitch Day” in which small businesses were given a chance to win contracts on the...

FAA approves commercial space office reorganization

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a reorganization of the office that oversees commercial launches in a bid to improve its efficiency...

Here are all the Readers’ Choice winners of the 2019 SpaceNews...

In October, we asked SpaceNews readers to vote on the finalists for this year’s SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation. More than 40,000 votes...

Aviation and launch industries seek common ground on airspace improvements

WASHINGTON — The commercial space and aviation industries are working closer together to address issues about access to airspace, a relationship that has improved...

FAA expects revised launch regulations to be completed next fall

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office says he expects to have updated commercial launch and reentry...

Musk vows to accelerate Starship development

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company would start test flights of its next-generation Starship vehicle in as soon as...

Senate appropriators weigh in on commercial launch regulatory reform

WASHINGTON — A Senate appropriations bill that funds the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2020 also called on the agency to revise its...

FAA launch office, with mounting workload, prioritizing reorganization over expansion

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration’s space-related workload is growing faster than its workforce, but the agency wants to complete a reorganization focused on...

FAA extends comment period on commercial launch regulations

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is extending a comment period on an overhaul of commercial launch regulations as some in industry seek more...

FAA commercial space office reorganization focuses on efficiency

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration office charged with overseeing commercial space transportation is planning a reorganization that will seek the make the office...

Virgin Galactic expects rapid conclusion of SpaceShipTwo test flights after downtime

COLORADO SPRINGS — Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot believes the company will be able to go through the remainder of its SpaceShipTwo test program fairly...

Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

(Reuters) - Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s...

Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

(Reuters) - Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s...

Virgin Galactic's 1st test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

(Reuters) - Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s...

Foust Forward | The government shutdown’s shadow on commercial space

“Foust Forward” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the Feb. 25, 2019 issue. When NASA is away, the turkeys will...

New FAA commercial space head promises transparency with industry

WASHINGTON — The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry...

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...

Former Air Force general picked to lead FAA commercial space office

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has named an Air Force general who previously ran the launch facilities at Cape Canaveral as the new...

This Giant Blueberry Scone Is Self-Care With Butter and Flour

Joanne did, too, but she had another take on baking as balm. Think about what you do when you bake, she said when we...