Reporter covering the defense and space industries Education: Colby College, B.A., American Studies Christian Davenport covers the defense and space industries for The Washington Post's Financial desk. He joined The Post in 2000 and has had an array of assignments, including covering the D.C.-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 two books. Honors & Awards:
Peabody Award, 2010. On teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, 2010 and 2011.
Books by Christian Davenport:
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos (PublicAffairs, April 2018)
It will be the first landing ever by astronauts in the gulf, according to Jonathan McDowell, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The crew undocked from the station at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled splash down Sunday at 2:48 p.m.
If all goes according to plan, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will climb aboard their SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, and undock from the station at about 7:34 p.m. Saturday and splashdown at about 2:42 p.m. Sunday.
On Tuesday, Virgin Galactic showed off the inside of the spacecraft it calls SpaceShipTwo, a sleek crew cabin for six passengers and two pilots that is scheduled to carry its first paying passengers perhaps by the end of the year.