Published: Dec 26, 2021
BALTIMORE - NASAs revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope is hurtling away from Earth and toward deep space on a long-awaited, high-risk mission that, if successful, will look deeper into the cosmic past than any telescope before.
Published: Nov 24, 2021
The astronauts flying again from Cape Canaveral are getting a lot of attention. So are the celebrities and wealthy entrepreneurs plunking down millions to join suborbital flights that touch the edge of space in flights replayed in prime time.
Published: Nov 10, 2021
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Tuesday for the first time that the Trump-era goal of returning astronauts to the moon by 2024, a timeline initially embraced by the Biden administration, is no longer feasible and that a human landing would be pushed "likely to no earlier than 2025."
Published: Oct 15, 2021
Three months after Richard Branson reached the edge of space, Virgin Galactic, his space tourism company, is postponing its next test flight to make what it calls enhancements to its space plane that would make it safer over the long-term, the company announced Thursday.
Published: Oct 14, 2021
William Shatner, who as Capt. James T. Kirk on the TV series "Star Trek" flew the USS Enterprise around the galaxy, on Wednesday reached the edge of space on a more modest quest, on a far less capable spacecraft but in a mission that had the distinct advantage of being real.
Published: Oct 12, 2021
SEATTLE - In 2019, a mid-level employee at Jeff Bezoss Blue Origin had grown fed up with the company, and as he left, he wrote a long memo that he sent to Bezos, chief executive Bob Smith and other senior leaders: "Our current culture is toxic to our success and many can see it spreading throughout the company."
Published: Sep 22, 2021
With SpaceX now responsible for flying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA is reorganizing to put a new emphasis on deep space, including setting up a new directorate to develop the technologies needed to pursue what would be some of the most ambitious missions NASA has ever attempted, including building a permanent presence on the moon and eventually Mars.