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Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Investment firms, which typically have viewed space as far too risky, are suddenly courting the industry.

  • Jan 28, 2016

GOP leaders plan to introduce legislation that would limit the use of the RD-180 engine in military and intelligence launches.

  • Jan 27, 2016

The $5 billion deal follows the defense contractor’s acquisition of Sikorsky last year.

  • Jan 26, 2016

States along the East Coast said they would be ready for Monday’s commuters after record snowfalls.

  • Jan 24, 2016

Two months after Jeff Bezos's company launched a rocket into space and recovered it in a soft landing, it repeated the feat on Friday using the same rocket.

  • Jan 23, 2016

A month after landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 on land, it tried to land the booster on a floating platform off the California coast.

  • Jan 17, 2016

Sierra Nevada Corp. wins a huge NASA contract to fly cargo to the International Space Station and rebounds from when it lost the contract to fly astronauts there.

  • Jan 15, 2016

The three companies will deliver gear to the International Space Station

  • Jan 14, 2016

The company’s Falls Church lease expires in 2019. A new site would allow the firm to build its own base.

  • Jan 12, 2016

Many heralded SpaceX’s achievement of shooting a rocket into space and then recovering the first stage as another momentous step in the history of space flight,

  • Dec 22, 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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