Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


For the Marine Corps, the flights the F-35s have been taking around the USS Wasp for the past week have been as much a victory lap as they were training exercises.

  • May 27, 2015

Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins certification from the Air Force to launch national security satellites to space.

  • May 26, 2015

The X-37B launched Wednesday as space grows in importance for the Pentagon and the intelligence community.

  • May 20, 2015

Prompted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Pentagon effort to find robots for rescue missions fuels imaginations — and anxiety.

  • May 16, 2015

Elon Musk’s Dragon capsule popped off of a rocket -- just like it was supposed to.

  • May 6, 2015

“Any astronauts on board would have had a very nice journey into space and a smooth return,” Bezos said in a statement.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Unable to control aircraft, Russians call off space station resupply mission

  • Apr 29, 2015

A Russian space craft launched to deliver cargo to the International Space Station encountered is in trouble.

  • Apr 28, 2015

It is not the first time the $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter has drawn criticism — and it probably won’t be the last.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The achievement comes at a critical time for unmanned flight.

  • Apr 23, 2015
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Christian Davenport covers federal contracting for the Financial desk. He joined The Post in 2000 and has had an array of assignments including covering the DC-area sniper shootings, the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Fort Hood shootings and the burial problems at Arlington National Cemetery.

Before joining the Financial staff, Christian was an editor on the Metro desk, overseeing coverage of local government and politics. He has also worked at Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Austin American-Statesman and is the author of "As You Were: To War and Back with the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard."
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