Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Blue Origin sends dozens of payloads to space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, today sent dozens of science experiments and other payloads to space and back on its suborbital New Shepard rocket ship. Today’s liftoff marked the 11th uncrewed test mission in … Continue reading

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Blue Origin set to launch science extravaganza

Blue Origin, the private space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, says it’s sending up its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on its next test flight as early as May 2 with 38 payloads on board. The launch and landing at … Continue reading

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Test schedule for Boeing’s space taxi delayed again

NASA today confirmed that the first uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station would be delayed until at least August, and also said the first crewed flight would be extended into a long-duration mission. … Continue reading

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Blue Origin has big plans for Florida expansion

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has filed plans for expanding its Florida rocket manufacturing facility onto a vacant 90-acre plot of land next door, Florida Today reports. The newspaper reported today that the plans for a “South Campus” … Continue reading

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NASA considers going commercial for moon flight

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing today that his agency is looking into an option to double up commercial launch vehicles in order to keep a crucial test mission for its Orion spaceship and European-built service module on … Continue reading

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SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down to end test run

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean today, ending a six-day uncrewed test run preparing the way for astronaut trips to the International Space Station later this year. Scorch marks were visible on the side of the … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon makes first space station stopover

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship docked with the International Space Station for the first time today, marking a successful uncrewed rehearsal of the procedure that astronauts will go through when they make their first arrival with the next flight. The 27-foot-long … Continue reading

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