Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Space Adventures is back, for more than tourism

More than 17 years after Space Adventures put its first millionaire client in orbit, and nearly nine years after getting its last one launched, the company is raising its profile in the commercial space game once more. And this time, it’s aiming … Continue reading

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Commercial branding on spacecraft? Why not?

Why can’t commercials be filmed on the International Space Station? How about astronaut endorsements of energy drinks or tennis shoes? And instead of saying “The Eagle has landed,” why not get paid for saying “Here’s your orbital Pizza Hut delivery”? … Continue reading

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World View exec to chair commercial space group

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says Taber MacCallum, co-founder and chief technology officer of Arizona-based World View Enterprises, will serve as its new chairman of the board. MacCallum takes the reins from Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and principal … Continue reading

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VP Mike Pence revs up lunar gateway’s schedule

During a pep talk to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, Vice President Mike Pence today highlighted what he saw as the mistakes of past space policy and touted an ambitious plan to put American astronauts on a new space … Continue reading

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NASA picks companies to envision future spaceflight

Thirteen companies, including Boeing and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be doing studies for NASA on the future of commercial human spaceflight in low Earth orbit. All of the studies are due in December, and are supposed … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … Continue reading

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