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SpaceX tweets Falcon Heavy rocket test

First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week. pic.twitter.com/tHUHc1QiKG — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 9, 2017 SpaceX showed off the first static-fire engine test for the center core of … Continue reading

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How we put the space race on stage

I’m the last person in the world to set up my own space startup, but I have a better idea of what might be involved after a week’s worth of whirlwind playwriting for Infinity Box Theatre’s “Centrifuge 2” theater festival. “Centrifuge … Continue reading

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New SpaceShipTwo flexes its wings in flight

Virgin Galactic passed another essential milestone today in the flight test program for VSS Unity, its upgraded SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, by bending its wings into a “feathered” position for the first time in the air. The company hailed the gliding … Continue reading

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Space ventures call for boosting FAA’s budget

When senators asked executives from Blue Origin and other commercial space ventures what they could do to help them at a Senate hearing today, they received an unusual reply: Give more money to the regulators at the Federal Aviation Administration. … Continue reading

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How Blue Origin upgraded its rocket ship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship performed beautifully during five trips to space and back, but the company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is already upgrading the next model to capitalize on the lessons learned to … Continue reading

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No potty breaks on Blue Origin space trip

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Are you worried about having to pee while you’re flying on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship? Or getting sick? Billionaire founder Jeff Bezos has a word of advice: Fuhgeddaboudit. During this week’s visit to the 33rd Space … Continue reading

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Here’s what it’s like in Blue Origin’s spaceship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The seats in Blue Origin’s suborbital spaceship are like a dentist’s chair that’s fully extended, with a big difference. You can float out of this one when weightlessness sets in. Of course, we couldn’t get the zero-G experience when … Continue reading

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