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NASA is unlikely to focus on getting to the Moon by 2024 following Biden win.

Artemis Moon shot likely not a priority for Biden space plans

With the 2020 US election officially called for Biden on November 7, NASA's ambitious goal of returning humans to the Moon by 2024 is...
SpaceX to transform Boca Chica village into a 21st century spaceport and resort.

SpaceX Plan to Transform Boca Chica Village into Spaceport Resort

SpaceX appears to be planning to transform the sleepy village of Boca Chica into a 21st-century spaceport and resort. A recent SpaceX job opening spotted...
A Biden-led government appears to be in favour of support NASA’s push to return to the Moon.

Biden Pledges to Continue Support for NASA’s Artemis Program

The Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appears to be in favour of continuing to support the NASA Artemis program, which hopes to return US...
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...

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A NASA-sponsored mission to the Moon will carry a hard drive containing audience submission from popular YouTuber MrBeast.

YouTuber MrBeast purchases space aboard NASA-sponsored Astrobotic Moon mission

YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, has purchased space aboard the NASA-sponsored Astrobotic Technology mission to the Moon. The mission is slated to...
United States President Joe Biden has received a 332-gram Moon rock on load from NASA for display in his White House Oval Office.

Biden Oval office features a Moon rock on loan from NASA

The day President Joe Biden was sworn into office, White House personnel were hard at work redecorating the Oval Office to the new occupant's...
The SpaceX successfully returned a Falcon 9 booster to the launchpad in just 38 days, fast than ever before.

SpaceX set new reusability benchmark with 8th booster reuse

The launch of the latest batch of 60 Starlink satellites on January 20 made use of the first Falcon 9 booster to be launched...
NASA officials are yet to decide whether the first SLS core stage will require a second static fire test after the first was aborted 60 seconds into an eight-minute burn.

SLS core stage in good condition following anomalous static fire

NASA officials confirmed that the first SLS core stage had not suffered any damage following an anomalous static fire test that was automatically aborted...
SpaceX has acquired a pair of offshore oil platforms and renamed them after the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.

SpaceX to repurpose offshore oil platforms for Starship launches

SpaceX appears to have purchased a pair of offshore oil platforms from a bankrupt offshore drilling contractor. The launch provider is expected to convert...