Quietly, the new space race between SpaceX and Boeing burns hot

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Whichever company flies astronauts first in 2017 gains serious bragging rights.

World's first all-electric propulsion satellite goes on line

Posted in Hardware on 14th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Boeing says that the technology is based on 210,000 hours of ion propulsion flight experience and is 10 times more efficient than liquid-fueled rockets.

US Military Awards New Contracts for XS-1 Space Plane

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

DARPA aims to build a reusable vehicle to provide 'quick, affordable and routine' access to space, which it says is ' critical for both national and economic security'.

NASA Signs $490 Million Contract With Russia to carry US astronauts to the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The US has been dependent on Russia for ISS access since it ended its space shuttle program in 2012.

Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA is bringing human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first crew mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the Space Station.