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A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that the development of the Blue Origin BE-4 engine is facing technical difficulties.

GAO report identifies problems with Blue Origin BE-4 engine

A report published by the Government Accountability Office has revealed that the development of the Blue Origin BE-4 engine is experiencing "technical challenges."United Launch...
New legislation introduced in the UK Parliament will allow commercial spaceports in Cornwall, Wales and Scotland to begin operations as early as 2022.

Access to space opens up in the United Kingdom

The UK government has introduced regulations to allow several proposed spaceports to apply for licenses to operate.The new regulations laid out in Parliament...
Sen. Bill Nelson has filled the NASA Administrator position left vacant after Jim Bridenstine resigned

New NASA Administrator has been sworn in by Vice President Harris

Sen. Bill Nelson was sworn in as the new NASA administrator on May 3 by Vice President Kamala Harris.The ceremony was conducted at the...
Blue Origin filed a protest with the GAO stating that NASA improperly awarded a Human Landing System contract to SpaceX.

Blue Origin file GAO protest after losing out to SpaceX

Blue Origin has filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office protesting NASA awarding the first Human Landing System (HLS) contract to SpaceX arguing...
NASA's budget for the fiscal year 2022 will be $24.7 billion, up over 6% from 2021.

Biden administration proposes increased NASA budget

A budget proposal released by the Biden administration for fiscal year 2022 includes an increased NASA budget.Released April 9, the 58-page budget proposal is...
The US Space Force receives a maiden $15.4 billion budget.

Space Force receives $15.4 billion as its first separate budget

The US Space Force requested and received its first separate budget as part of the Defence Department's $2.3 trillion appropriations for the fiscal year...
Lockheed Martin purchases Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 billion.

Lockheed Martin buys into SLS with $4.4 billion Aerojet Rocketdyne purchase

Lockheed Martin has signed a deal to purchase rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne. The deal buys Lockheed Martin into NASA's Space Launch...
SpaceX receive $880 million in FCC funding to provide broadband internet to 660,000 unserved locations.

SpaceX to receive over $880 million in FCC funding for Starlink network

The Federal Communications Commission has awarded SpaceX $885 million in funding to provide high-speed broadband internet to over 660,000 locations in 35 states.The funding...
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...

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Deep Blue Aerospace has successfully completed a 100-meter VTVL test of its Nebula M1 test vehicle.

Chinese launch startup performs 100-meter booster hop

Chinese launch startup Deep Blue Aerospace has completed a 100-meter takeoff and landing test of its Nebula M1 vehicle.The Nebula M1 vertical takeoff vertical...
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Risslience was launched aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9 carrying the four-person Inspiration4 crew on September 15.

Inspiration4 ushers in a new age of spaceflight

With the launch of Inspiration4 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, four average Americans have become the first non-professional astronaut crew in history.The Crew...
Blue Origin and SpaceX are among five companies select to mature lunar lander contract for NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon.

NASA awards lunar lander contracts to Blue Origin and Space

NASA has selected five companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, to mature lunar lander concepts.Announced September 14, the five contracts were awarded to Blue...
Privateer was founded by Steve Wozniak and Ripcord founder Alex Fielding to develop technology to remove space debris.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches space debris removal company

Steve Wozniak has created the private space company Privateer with Ripcord founder Alex Fielding. Although not yet confirmed, the company appears to be focused...
The crew of Inspiration4 has completed the last major milestone before the mission is launched aboard a Falcon 9 this week.

SpaceX perform dress rehearsal ahead of crewed Inspiration4 Mission

SpaceX has performed a full dress rehearsal with the four members of the Inspiration4 crew ahead of their launch this week.The September 12 dress...