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New Chinese commercial spaceflight provider makes debut

While much of the recent media attention to spaceflight in China has been focused on the Tiangong 2 space laboratory and Shenzhou 11 human spaceflight mission, a new Chinese commercial spaceflight company quietly made its debut in Beijing on Wednesday 19 October. 631 more words


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Will Take Tourists to Space by 2018

Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos-owned space tourism operation, has confirmed that it is on track to launch test pilots by 2017, followed by commercial passengers in 2018. 326 more words


A Chinese SpaceX? Aerospace industry eyes commercial market

While much attention has been given to the success of China’s government-sponsored space programme, the Chinese space industry is now unveiling ambitious plans to expand into the commercial market, providing services ranging from low-cost satellite launches to Earth imaging and telecommunications for commercial users. 668 more words


Blue Origin unveils 'New Glenn' orbital rocket

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is providing a sneak preview of the “New Glenn” rocket for orbital launches, which his Blue Origin space venture has been working on for four years already. 141 more words


Commercial spaceflight group sets new course

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation set the stage for new leadership as well as new initiatives during its meeting in Seattle this week, says the industry group’s president. 153 more words


Second SpaceShipTwo gets off the ground

Virgin Galactic sent its second SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, VSS Unity, into the air for the first time today – tucked securely beneath its WhiteKnightTwo mothership for the entire three-hour-plus flight. 119 more words