SpaceX wants to land Starship on the Moon before 2022, then do cargo runs for 2024 human landing Speaking at a quick series of interviews with commercial space company’s at this year’s annual International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell shed a little more light on her company’s current thinking […]
October 24, 2019 No Comments Aerospace, apollo, Artemis, Blue Origin, Congress, economy, jim bridenstine, NASA, Orion, Science, space, space technology, SpaceX, Startup company, Startups, TC, Washington D.C.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explains how startups can help with Artemis Moon missions At this week’s International Astronautical Congress, where the space industry, international space agencies and researchers from around the world convene to discuss the state of space technology and business, I asked NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about what role he […]
October 22, 2019 No Comments Aerospace, blue moon, Blue Origin, Congress, Contractor, jeff bezos, Lockheed Martin, lunar lander, NASA, northrop grumman, outer space, Science, space, spaceflight, TC, Washington D.C.
Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin will form new industry team to return to the Moon At the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. today, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos announced a new “national team” that will join forces in order to help return humans to the Moon via NASA’s Artemis program. They’ll […]
Rocket Lab aims to deliver small satellites to the Moon and beyond Rocket Lab kicked off the International Astronautical Congress with the news that it’ll begin offering small satellite delivery service to orbits beyond low Earth orbit, where it currently operates – including delivering payloads all the way to the Moon. The […]
October 20, 2019 No Comments Aerospace, astronaut, Congress, controller, Elon Musk, Federal Communications Commission, hyperloop, international space station, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Orion, outer space, Rocket Lab, Science, space, spacecraft, spaceflight, SpaceX, starlink, TC, Virgin Galactic
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Japan will participate in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project for the Artemis program Japan has officially announced that it will participate with NASA’s Lunar Gateway project (via NHK), which will seek to establish an orbital research and staging station around the Moon. The Lunar Gateway is a key component of NASA’s Artemis program, […]
Watch NASA’s first ever all-woman spacewalk live NASA astronauts Christina H Koch and Jessica Meir will make history this morning, as they take part in the first ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts will be venturing outside of the International Space Station in order to effect […]
Feast your eyes on the first interstellar comet ever directly observed The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there’s no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It’s a true comet and the first we’ve ever confirmed comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured some amazing imagery […]
NASA extends contact with Boeing for SLS rocket, paving the way for up to 10 Artemis missions NASA has a new contract extension in place with Boeing, which will cover rocket stages for its Space Launch System (SLS) beyond Artemis I and Artemis II, the missions covered under the current contract it […]
October 15, 2019 No Comments Aerospace, Artemis, astronaut, astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, Clothing, flight suit, international space station, jim bridenstine, moon mission, NASA, neil armstrong, Orion, outer space, Radiation, space, space technology, spaceflight, TC
NASA’s new Artemis spacesuits make it easier for astronauts of all sizes to move on the Moon NASA revealed new spacesuits, specifically created for the Artemis generation of missions, which aim to get the first American woman and the next American man to the surface of the Moon by 2024. The new […]