Saturday, August 8, 2020

Virgin Galactic is partnering with NASA to develop supersonic point-to-point air travel – TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic today revealed a new partnership with NASA, in pursuit of the goal of developing a high-speed vehicle for point-to-point travel across Earth. NASA has been pursuing development...

Watch how SpaceX’s first human spacecraft performed during its key in-flight escape test –...

SpaceX is getting ready to launch its first-ever spacecraft with humans on board, the Commercial Crew Demo-2 mission (DM-2) that will take off from Florida on May 27. There...

Watch SpaceX launch the last of its original Dragon spacecraft to resupply the ISS...

Update: The launch was a success, with the booster performing the 50th landing in the company’s history. The Dragon capsule should be collected by the ISS on Monday. SpaceX is launching...

SpaceX anticipates building ‘many rockets’ as it iterates Starship toward orbital flight this year...

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has been sharing a number of updates about his company’s progress on Starship this week. Along with footage of the assembly process of the current...

MIT system predicts the best way to deflect an Earth-bound asteroid – TechCrunch

We’re not in immediate danger of any asteroids colliding with Earth — at least not as far as anyone’s aware. But it’s not like it hasn’t happened before, and there...

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites but misses booster landing – TechCrunch

SpaceX has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this...

Blue Origin’s new rocket engine production facility opens on Monday – TechCrunch

Blue Origin is opening its new rocket engine production center in Huntsville, Ala. on Monday, the company said today on Twitter. The new Huntsville facility will be able to...

NASA confirms two Boeing Starliner issues would’ve led to spacecraft loss without intervention –...

NASA and Boeing are sharing more details about the issues that were encountered during the Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft uncrewed demo mission in December, and their progress on investigating...

Watch OneWeb launch 34 satellites for its broadband constellation live – TechCrunch

One of the various companies looking to deploy a globe-spanning broadband internet satellite constellation is adding 34 satellites to its existing operations in space. OneWeb will launch that many...

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly with a new robotic arm –...

NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous...

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