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)
As Virgin Galactic — the company founded by billionaire Richard Branson with a goal of taking tourists on suborbital trips high into the sky — prepares to eventually fly its first customers, the question remains: Where does space begin?
President Trump’s proposed military branch would cost the Pentagon $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion in additional money over five years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies said.That estimate is certain to fuel the debate over what would become the first new branch since the Air Force was created in 1947.
In a White House statement Tuesday, President Trump again said that the U.S.-Saudi security partnership should continue to protect jobs at U.S. defense contractors, despite the killing and dismemberment of a Saudi journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives.
NASA is considering selling seats to the public on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, opening another line of revenue as the agency attempts to broaden its appeal.