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Seattle space leaders link up with lawmakers

REDMOND, Wash. — One of Congress’ leading Democrats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, met with leaders of the Seattle area’s space community today to make a pitch for his “Make It in America” campaign. They pitched back with an idea of their own: … Continue reading

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Blue Origin resets schedule for space milestones

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is now planning to send its first crew on a suborbital space trip during the first half of 2019, and launch its first orbital-class New Glenn rocket … Continue reading

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Boeing and SpaceX reset space taxi tests for 2019

NASA says we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the first orbital tests of the space taxis that are being built by SpaceX and Boeing for trips to the International Space Station. The schedule shift was laid out Oct. … Continue reading

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Blue Origin plans rocket service center in Florida

Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has struck a deal with Florida’s spaceport authority to build a $60 million rocket testing and refurbishment facility near Cape Canaveral. The facility would be constructed at Space Florida’s … Continue reading

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NanoRacks names its space outpost team

It takes a village to raise an space outpost, and NanoRacks’ array of villagers includes Stratolaunch as well as Olis Robotics, the startup formerly known as BluHaptics. NanoRacks, which is headquartered in Texas, today listed those two Seattle-based companies among its partners for a … Continue reading

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How to boost Washington’s $1.8B space industry

A newly published economic report estimates the space industry’s contribution to Washington state’s economy at $1.8 billion and 6,200 jobs in 2018 — and goes on to suggest ways to boost the industry to a higher orbit. “The central Puget Sound region is … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s rocket engine wins ULA’s backing

After years of development and months of suspense, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has won a high-stakes race to provide United Launch Alliance with its BE-4 rocket engine. First word of the win came unofficially in a Wall Street Journal report, and … Continue reading

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