Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Blue Origin zeroes in on flying people to space

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith has told Axios that just a few test flights remain before the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos starts putting people on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. “We’re still focused on getting the … Continue reading

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Space for Humanity seeks citizen astronauts

RENTON, Wash. — Space for Humanity is looking for more than a few good astronauts. The Colorado-based nonprofit group today opened up an online application processfor expense-paid trips to the edge of space, with the goal of giving citizen astronauts a … Continue reading

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Blue Origin pushes ahead with moon lander engine

RENTON, Wash. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it has test-fired its BE-7 rocket engine for the total six-minute duration it would need for a landing on the moon. Patrick Zeitouni, Blue Origin’s head of advanced development programs, … Continue reading

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Olis and Tethers Unlimited team up on space robots

Two space tech companies that are headquartered in the Seattle area, Olis Robotics and Tethers Unlimited, are joining forces to create a new kind of remote-controlled robotic system that could be used on the International Space Station or other off-Earth outposts. The … Continue reading

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New space station ventures are on the rise

RENTON, Wash. — NASA’s plan to expand commercial ventures on the International Space Station is attracting lots of interest — and not just from would-be space tourists, according to the agency official who’s keeping track of the proposals. One of … Continue reading

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Private ventures enlisted for space race revival

RENTON, Wash. — Fifty years after the landmark Apollo 11 mission blasted off for the climax of the U.S.-Soviet space race, officials from NASA and the Air Force highlighted the role of commercial space ventures in running a new race … Continue reading

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Bigelow aims to sell space station rides for $52M

Just days after NASA laid out its ground rules for commercial travel to the International Space Station, Nevada-based Bigelow Space Operations says it’s targeting a fare of roughly $52 million a seat for rides that will make use of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket … Continue reading

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