Billionaire space race blazes new paths in commercial spaceflight … next stop, Mars

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin reached space in 2021, and SpaceX sent an all-civilian crew on an orbital journey around the planet. 2021 witnessed milestones in space travel, with three billionaires bolting into space and kickstarting a commercial space race. The billionaires involved include Jeff Bezos, who is behind Blue Origin, Richard Branson, who heads … Read more

Reliable Robotics Expands Commercial Team with Key Executive Hires Douglas Coleman joins as Chief Legal Officer; A.C. Charania joins as Vice President

Reliable Robotics Expands Commercial Team with Key Executive Hires Douglas Coleman joins as Chief Legal Officer; A.C. Charania joins as Vice President Press Release From: Reliable Robotics Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021 Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft system development, today announced the hires of Douglas Coleman, Chief Legal Officer and A.C. Charania, Vice … Read more

SpaceX VP says Starship is already winning commercial launch contracts

A SpaceX executive says that the company’s next-generation, full-reusable Starship rocket has already secured multiple commercial launch contracts. Set to debut no earlier than (NET) the first quarter of 2022 with a semi-orbital launch that aims to send Starship about 85% of the way around the Earth, Starship has a ways to go before it’s … Read more

US will no longer issue Astronaut Wings for commercial space travel: Here’s why

Access to space has become much easier in recent times with Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX working to provide non-astronauts with space flights. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Saturday said it would no longer issue Commercial Space Astronaut Wings, instead recognising on its website individuals that reach space. Astronaut wings are pins … Read more

FAA Says No More Astronaut Wings For Commercial Space Travelers Because There Are Too Many

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it will no longer award commercial astronaut wings after this year because there are too many people launching into space. The wings will be replaced with an online registry instead, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. This does not affect NASA’s astronauts getting their wings, because they will still … Read more

FAA ends Commercial Space Astronaut Wings program

The SpaceX Inspiration4 mission comes to a close with a splashdown off the Florida coast on Sept. 18. The mission saw four civilian astronauts orbit the Earth nearly 50 times. All four received Commercial Space Astronaut Wings. Inspiration4 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Star Trek actor William Shatner, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and aeronautics pioneer … Read more

FAA to retire astronaut wings program as commercial space tourism race ramps up

Fox News’ Kat Timpf reacts to the astronaut allegedly damaging an aircraft after a breakup on ‘Kennedy.’ The Federal Aviation Administration will retire its astronaut wings program as the commercial human spaceflight industry is expected to dramatically expand in the coming years. BLUE ORIGIN FLIGHT: WHAT TO KNOW, HOW TO WATCH The Commercial Space Astronaut … Read more

SpaceX: Starlink Will Apply For Commercial License In India!

Starlink, a high-speed broadband Internet service from Elon Musk-led SpaceX, could soon be available in India. What’s happened Starlink expects it will apply for a commercial license in India by 2022, Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink Country Director India, said in a LinkedIn post. Bhargava also presented two guides – one for individuals and one for the … Read more

NASA Announces $415 Million Deals With 3 Firms To Design Commercial Space Stations

Press Release: The US has signed agreements worth $415 million with three high-tech space technology organizations to design new space stations and other commercial activities in low earth orbit (LEO), NASA announced. NASA said the total value for all three funded Space Act Agreements is $415.6 million. The companies that received the awards are Blue … Read more

NASA aims to replace ISS with one or more commercial space station by 2030

The US space agency is planning to replace the International Space Station (ISS) with one or more commercial space stations by 2030. NASA’s auditing body, the Office of Audits, has produced a report detailing the agency’s commitment to replace the orbiting lab with commercial space stations. Astronauts have lived and worked onboard the ISS orbiting … Read more