commercial spaceflight

Jeff Bezos launches suborbital rocket into space and lands it back on Earth

Posted in Hardware on 25th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

New Shepard reached a height of 100.5 km, qualifying it as having traveled to space, though it was only a sub-orbital spaceflight.

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.

SpaceX reveals the cause of last month's Falcon 9 explosion

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

A failed steel strut holding down a canister of helium probably caused SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket to explode shortly after liftoff last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.

Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel, Not Less

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The recent failure of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is a near-term setback.

The Air Force sent a self destruct command to the faulty SpaceX rocket

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Air Force has just announced that its safety officers sent the command for the rocket to destroy itself after it started to malfunction.