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What the Starman’s Crazy Journey Stands for

by Ciro Borriello

Planet Earth rapidly shrinking behind and unfiltered sunlight beating on the spotless Roadster’s sunshield, as Starman sits back relaxed and ready for the adventure. 409 more words

Commercial Spaceflight

The Future of Space Colonization

by William K. Storey

Modern science fiction stories are grounded in contemporary skepticism about politics as well as concern about public-private partnerships and for the future of Earth’s environment. 2,207 more words


Blue Origin spends $14 million to buy more space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has spent $14.1 million to buy 31 acres of land that’s earmarked for expansion of its headquarters… 174 more words


Stratolaunch's mega-plane gets first taxi test

That’s one more not-so-small step for Stratolaunch’s giant airplane: The space venture’s founder, software billionaire Paul Allen, is showing off a 34-second video of the twin-fuselage aircraft… 108 more words


SpaceX takes rocket reusability to new heights

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station from a refurbished launch pad, atop a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket. 139 more words


Get a dummy's-eye view of Blue Origin rocket ride

What will people experience when they rocket to the edge of space on the New Shepard suborbital spaceship that’s currently being tested by Jeff Bezos’  140 more words


Dual Uses of Space Innovation

by G. Pascal Zachary

Space has always been an important spawning ground for dual-use technologies and the associated issues raised by attempts at targeted innovation: that of unintended consequences, or the spectre that many innovators do not get what they want—and, embarrassingly, sometimes get what they don’t want. 2,110 more words