Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The suit had argued SpaceX should have been allowed to compete for a contract to launch military satellites.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Elon Musk released photos on Twitter showing how a daring attempt to land a rocket booster on a floating barge ended.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Inspector General faults contractor for using faulty materials and U.S. officials for lack of oversight in “waste of U.S. taxpayers’ money.“

  • Jan 15, 2015

About 5,000 pounds of much-needed supplies, from groceries to scientific experiments, reached the International Space Station early Monday, after months of delays, including a failed launch in October that exploded shortly after taking off.

  • Jan 12, 2015

A supply launch to the space station went smoothly, but reuse of the rocket’s first stage remains elusive.

  • Jan 10, 2015

“I’m going to be super-excited if this works,” an executive said.

  • Jan 6, 2015

Contracts totaling $6.8 billion to ferry astronauts to the space station were given to Boeing and SpaceX.

  • Jan 5, 2015

The billionaire, who wants to reuse rocket boosters, put his odds at “50% — at best.”

  • Dec 25, 2014

Under development for years by the military and the defense industry, lasers have moved from science-fiction fantasy, to the laboratory and, just recently, to the Persian Gulf.

  • Dec 19, 2014

The contractor becomes the second provider of background checks to be hit in recent months.

  • Dec 18, 2014
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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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