Policy & Politics

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...
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...

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Protests filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics to the Government Accountability Office protesting the awarding of a single Artemis lunar lander contract have been denied.

GAO rejects Blue Origin protest of NASA lunar lander contract award

The US Government Accountability Office has rejected claims filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics protesting the awarding of a single NASA lunar lander contract...
Thrusters aboard Russian new Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly just hours after the module docked with the International Space Station.

New space station module malfunctions hours after docking

Hours after docking with the International Space Station, the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module unexpectedly fired its thrusters which pushed the station out of its...
Jeff Bezos has offered over $2 billion in funding in a bid to secure a NASA lunar lander contract for the Blue Origin-led National Team.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to secure a lunar lander contract

In an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson penned by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin offered more than $2 billion to be...
NASA has awarded SpaceX a $179-million contract to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard a Falcon Heavy | Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Selection of Falcon Heavy saves Europa Clipper mission almost $2 billion

NASA has selected to launch its $4 billion Europa Clipper mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The launch is slated for October 2024. Announced on...
In preparation for its 2025 Solar Cruiser mission, NASA is preparing to launch a solar sail technology demonstrator aboard Artemis 1.

Solar sail asteroid explorer to launch aboard Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon will carry a solar sailing CubeSat as part of an array of secondary payloads. Artemis 1 is the...