Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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.

  • Jul 28, 2015

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.

  • Jul 23, 2015

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.“

  • Jul 20, 2015

The four astronauts will also be the first to fly on rockets owned and operated by commercial companies, not NASA.

  • Jul 9, 2015

Hackers are winning the cyberwar. But DARPA is developing technology that would enable automated systems to defend vulnerable networks.

  • Jul 8, 2015

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.

  • Jul 7, 2015

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.

  • Jul 6, 2015

After three recent failed attempts to resupply the International Space Station, a Russian spacecraft is set to try again Friday.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Concerns are rising that the OPM’s decision to shut down the system could have widespread affects for the business of government

  • Jul 1, 2015

The explosion of a SpaceX rocket was the third catastrophe for a resupply mission since October.

  • Jun 28, 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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