Policy & Politics

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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The maiden flight of the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket has been delayed from 2021 to late 2022.

Maiden Blue Origin New Glenn flights slip to late 2022

Blue Origin announced February 25 that it expected to launch the maiden flight of its New Glenn rocket in the fourth quarter of 2022. The...
NASA has made the decision to postpone the second hot fire test of its first SLS core stage after the agency discovered an issue with a liquid oxygen valve.

SLS program suffers further delays after NASA postpone second hot fire test

NASA's Space Launch System development program has suffered yet another blow with the postponement of a second hot fire test. The delay is the...
The Axiom space station module will provide a destination for private astronaut missions and other commercial activities.

Axiom Space secures $130 million in funding for private space station

Axiom Space announced on February 16 that it had raised $130 million in Series B funding to construct the world's first commercial space station. The...
ESA is looking for astronauts for the first time in over a decade.

ESA to recruit astronauts for the first time in over a decade

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that it is preparing to recruit its first astronaut class in over a decade. During a February 16...
NASA could save over $1.6 billion with its decision not to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard the Space Launch System (SLS).

NASA Europa Clipper mission no longer required to launch aboard SLS

NASA has made the decision to only consider commercial vehicles for the launch of its Europa Clipper mission. The move away from NASA's Space...