Space


NASA lost its ability to launch humans from U.S. soil when the space shuttle retired. Now, companies and billionaire entrepreneurs are defining a new space age.

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The stand down is yet another sign of the complexities of human space flight and comes as a number of companies have been working on flying paying customers to either the edge of space or to orbit.

World Wide Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey hope half a million people globally can help sift through thousands of images.

The actor joined a private space movement that has picked up speed and outpaced NASA.

“It’s condescending. It’s demoralizing,” said one former top executive of conditions prompting many to leave the company.

NASA’s DART experiment aims to stop future asteroids from hitting Earth.

Two months after it scrubbed the Starliner's launch, Boeing isn't 100 percent certain what caused 13 of those valves to remain shut when they should have been open.

As commercial companies take over flights to low Earth orbit, the space agency is looking to deep space for its new mission.

The splashdown came at 7:07 p.m. Eastern time in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.

Four amateur astronauts were lifted into orbit precisely on time in another triumph for Elon Musk’s space company.

None of the crew has been to space before.

What began as a fight over a NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon has become especially bare-knuckled and personal.

Hundreds of millions of dollars now are flowing to an industry long viewed as too risky for serious investment.

Blue Origin's bare-knuckles approach to its rivalry with SpaceX rubs many in the space community the wrong way. “In the realm of battling billionaires in space, nobody gets the higher ground by fighting,” said a former senior NASA official.

Boeing engineers have been trying since Aug. 3 to fix a problem with 13 valves that forced the cancellation of a launch that was a do-over for a failed mission 19 months ago.

Despite its cost, the program won't produce spacesuits for walking on the moon until 2025, an inspector general's report says.

Boeing still does not know what caused the problem, which forced yet another delay in a program that has been plagued by serious issues for years.

Boeing’s next Starliner launch attempt is up in the air after a valve in the capsule’s control system led to a delay.

In addition to his Mars experiment, he developed an artificial sweetener and wastewater treatment technology.

NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have scrubbed the Aug. 3 launch attempt of the agency’s Orbital Flight Test-2 to the International Space Station.

GAO said NASA’s decision to award the contract to SpaceX “was reasonable, and consistent with applicable procurement law, regulation and the announcement’s terms.”

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