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It's Too Early To Get Used To Yet Another SpaceX Landing, Right?

I know, frequent landings of reusable rockets are critical to the long term business plan of SpaceX.  But I think it’s a little too early to think that time has come. 182 more words


Commercial Space Launch Update; Some Old And Some New

Sadly, nothing to report that’s quite as exciting as a landing (successful or not), but SpaceX and Blue Origin continue to toil away at improving the cost for access to space. 232 more words


U.S. Government Grants Moon Landing Authority To Private Company

Today Moon Express announced that the federal government granted the company authority for a lunar landing in connection with its 2017 lunar mission.  This is the first of three planned missions that the company has… 225 more words


Wait Wait Talks With NASA Administrator

7/23 Update – Added the topic of the Not My Job quiz.

The NPR radio program “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” taped in the Washington D.C. area tonight, and the episode will air on NPR stations this weekend.  148 more words

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Incoming Student Highlight: Chris Beauregard

Since graduating from The University of South Carolina in May of 2013, I’ve worked in business development in the Washington DC office of ThyssenKrupp, a German engineering firm focusing specifically on elevator technology. 67 more words


What Was Likely The Most Interesting PCAST Meeting In Years

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met on May 20th in Washington, D.C. You can watch a webcast and/or review a… 140 more words


India's Commercial Space Conundrum

A version of this post appeared in the July 2016 Issue of Space Alert published by the Observer Research  Foundation.

A head on dispute of sorts has arisen between the commercial space industry in the United States and India with regards to the small-sat launch business. 1,031 more words

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