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NASA OIG has found the agency was “overly generous” with Lockheed Orion award fees.

NASA OIG Finds Agency was “Overly Generous” with Lockheed Orion Award Fees

A NASA OIG report has determined that the contract amount the agency awarded to Lockheed Martin for the development of the Orion spacecraft was...
The House has rejected a 12% increase to the NASA budget.

House Rejects Proposed 12% Increase to NASA Budget

The House has rejected a proposed 12% increase to the NASA budget opting to keep funding at its current level. The move was particularly...
NASA and Boeing have completed a review of the December 2019 maiden Starliner mission.

NASA Investigation Identifies 80 Points of Concern with Boeing and Starliner

NASA and Boeing have completed a review of the anomaly plagued maiden Starliner mission that was flown in December 2019. The review identified an...
The UK Government has won a bid to acquire bankrupt global satellite broadband provider OneWeb.

UK Government Consortium Wins Bid to Acquire Bankrupt OneWeb

A UK Government consortium has won the right to acquire bankrupt OneWeb and fund the completion of its first mega-constellation. A consortium of Her Majesty’s...
Virgin Galactic sign deal with NASA to facilitate commercial flights to the space station.

Virgin Galactic Sign Deal to Facilitate Commercial Space Station Trips

Virgin Galactic has signed a deal with NASA to facilitate commercial flights to the International Space Station. In a June 22 press release, Virgin...
Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden found to be improperly utilizing agency staff more than two years after he resigned to grow his business.

Former NASA Chief Found Utilizing Agency Staff Years After Departure

A NASA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report has found that former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden had been improperly utilizing agency staff for...
The US Space Force has received applications from over 8,500 Air Force personnel.

Over 8,500 Air Force Personnel Volunteer for Space Force

The US Space Force has revealed that over 8,500 airmen have volunteered to assist with filling the ranks of the fledgling military branch. In...
NASA head of human spaceflight Doug Loverro has resigned abruptly.

The Head of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Programs Resigns Abruptly

The head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs, Doug Loverro has departed the agency abruptly. The position will be temporarily filled by Loverro’s deputy Ken...
US Space Force chief calls Iranian military satellite “a tumbling webcam in space.”

Space Force Chief Calls Iranian Satellite “Tumbling Webcam in Space”

US Space Force chief General Jay Raymond has called an Iranian military satellite launched earlier this week, “a tumbling webcam in space.” General Raymond made...
US Space Command has condemned a Russian anti-satellite missile test.

US Space Command Condemns Russian Anti-Satellite Missile Test

US Space Command has condemned a Russian direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile test conducted on April 15. The test is the latest in a string...

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China’s Chang'e 5 lander has begun collecting samples from lunar surface.

Chinese lunar lander begins collecting sample after touchdown

The Chinese Chang'e 5 lunar lander has begun collecting samples from the surface of the Moon after a successful touchdown. The Chang'e 5 mission was...
Chang'e 5 has successfully separated from the orbiter after entering orbit around the Moon.

Chang’e 5 lander prepares for touchdown after entering lunar orbit

The Chang'e 5 lander and ascent assembly separated from the orbiter and return-vehicle assembly on November 29 in preparation for a soft landing on...
SpaceX has launched and recovered the same booster for the seventh time.

SpaceX hit new reusability milestone with 100th Falcon 9 flight

A flight-proven Falcon 9 booster became the first to be launched and recovered for a seventh time on November 24. The Falcon 9 launched from...
China launch Chang'e 5 mission to the Moon.

China launches Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission

China launched a mission to the Moon on November 23 that promises to collect samples from the lunar surface and return them to Earth...
First Rocket Lab Electron first stage recovery attempt was a complete success.

Rocket Lab CEO calls first Electron recovery attempt a complete success

The head of California-based launch provider Rocket Lab said November 23 that its first attempt to recover an Electron rocket stage had been a...