Andrew Parsonson

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Andrew Parsonson is a space enthusiast and the founder of Rocket Rundown. He has worked as a journalist and blogger for various industries for over 5 years and has a passion for both fictional and real-life space travel. Currently, Andrew is the primary writer for Rocket Rundown as we look to expand our reach and credibility.

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NASA awards $45 million in SBIR and STTR contracts to 363 small US business.

NASA Invests More Than $45 Million in 363 Small US Businesses

NASA has awarded contracts to 363 small US businesses to help advance the types of capabilities required for a sustained presence on the Moon...
Today in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

Today in History, Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space

Today in 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She launched as a mission specialist of the 5-person crew...
Firefly Aerospace to offer payload capacity on maiden Alpha rocket launch free of charge.

Firefly Aerospace DREAM Flight to Launch Payloads Free of Charge

Firefly Aerospace has announced a global competition that will award payload capacity on the company’s maiden Alpha flight free of charge. The Dedicated Research...
NASA's Deep Space Clock will pave the way for interplanetary travel.

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock will Pave the Way for Interplanetary Travel

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock is set to be launched aboard a Falcon Heavy later this month. The GPS-like instrument will allow spacecraft to...
56 years ago today, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to be launched into space.

56 Years Ago, Valentina Tereshkova Became the First Woman in Space

On June 16, 1963, Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova launched aboard Vostok 6 becoming the first woman to be launched into space. Valentina Tereshkova was born...