A nine-month investigation into the October crash of SpaceShip Two, operated by Scaled Composites, found that the company failed to take basic steps to prevent the fatal accident.
The As the iconic vehicles are sold by the dozen to the highest bidder, the Pentagon is on the verge of awarding one of its most important and lucrative contracts to build its successor.
In a call with reporters, he said a failed strut was the cause, but also said he feared that his fast-growing space company was getting “complacent.“
The four astronauts will also be the first to fly on rockets owned and operated by commercial companies, not NASA.
Hackers are winning the cyberwar. But DARPA is developing technology that would enable automated systems to defend vulnerable networks.
Lindgren is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on July 22. But as it looks into a previous rocket failure, it hasn’t given the green light yet.
The successful delivery of food and supplies comes after two failures in a row. Last week a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blew up. That followed a Russian Progress 59 disaster.
After three recent failed attempts to resupply the International Space Station, a Russian spacecraft is set to try again Friday.
Concerns are rising that the OPM’s decision to shut down the system could have widespread affects for the business of government
The explosion of a SpaceX rocket was the third catastrophe for a resupply mission since October.