BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing-based rocket developer sent two satellites into orbit Thursday, becoming China's first private company to successfully complete an orbital launch, state media...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Aerospace investment appears poised to blast off in Alabama, as companies such as Blue Origin and Aeroject Rocketdyne plan new jobs and new facilities.
The firms are expanding because Huntsville-based government space programs could soon have billions of new dollars to spend for defense and telecommunications, Al.com reported.
DENVER (AP) — When Joe Laurienti talks about his team designing a rocket engine in a rented attic in the early days of his aerospace company, it brings to mind stories about Silicon Valley's high-tech companies that started as projects in somebody's garage.
Laurienti's story about his company, Lafayette-based Ursa Major Technologies, might one day be part of industry lore if Colorado becomes known as "Aerospace Alley."
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation's struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spaceport America in southern New Mexico had one of its busiest years with more than a dozen vertical launches, a pair of balloon flights pulled off by Boeing Co. and flight tests of Virgin Galactic's mother ship.
All the activity this year demonstrated the spaceport's potentially magnetic appeal for the commercial space industry, said officials that manage the futuristic facility.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics.
"It's a small agency to coordinate and lead," Turnbull told reporters. "The space sector, of course, is one of enormous potential."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taking recycling to a whole new realm — all the way to orbit.
On this week's supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that's already traveled there. The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster for a satellite.
BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, by around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.
BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The new chief executive of New Mexico's quarter-billion-dollar spaceport is urging patience as the commercial space industry develops the technology needed for reusable rockets, spaceships and other transport systems that will one day launch paying passengers and cargo into orbit.
Daniel Hicks has had a week now to settle into his new job at Spaceport America, headquartered in a desolate area in southern New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority said Tuesday she will resign, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play despite criticism that flights filled with paying passengers have not yet lifted off from the remote desert site.
Christine Anderson announced her resignation in a memo to the authority's board and Gov. Susana Martinez obtained by The Associated Press. She said it was...
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