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Firefly Space has announced a reusable LEO rocket. Lowering costs by hundreds of millions of dollars.

By On July 7, 2014

FireFly Space Systems, a ground-based, small satellite launch company, has officially announced its first launch vehicle, “FireFly Alpha.” This efficient, brand new vehicle is capable of carrying 400kg into low earth orbit… Read More

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Commercial

360 Degree Interactive Virtual Video of the Earth filmed from Space

By On April 21, 2014

On April 5 Alessandro Dimas, the general manager of Dimas Technologies Inc., released a stratospheric balloon into the atmosphere to take an interactive 360 degree video of the Earth. The 32-year-old Austrian launched… Read More

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Press Release

SpaceX is Awarded Launch of German Radar Reconnaissance Satellite System

By On August 8, 2013

Falcon 9 rockets will deliver three-satellite SARah Constellation that will serve German Ministry of Defense Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The… Read More

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Aerospace

Open Space Hardware to Revolutionize Space Forever

By On July 4, 2013

The space industry is booming with the introduction of private space companies. SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Planetary Resources, Bigelow Aerospace, Armadillo Aerospace, and so many more are working on privatized space flight. At… Read More

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Commercial

Paying Tribute to the Past and Focusing on the Future

By On June 23, 2013

On April 12, 1981 – exactly twenty years after Yuri Gargarin became the first man in space – Columbia lifted off of the launch pad as the first Space Shuttle in NASA’s… Read More

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Commercial

Paypal Working on Payment System for Space Travelers , Paypal Galactic

By On June 13, 2013

Paypal is set announce a payment program for space tourists later this month, which will be known as PayPal Galactic. PayPal has been working with the NASA, the Space Tourism Society and… Read More

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Commercial

NASA and Bigelow Aerospace Make Plans for Moon Base

By On April 20, 2013

NASA and Bigelow Aerospace are in the initial planning phases for a moon base.  “As part of our broader commercial space strategy, NASA signed a Space Act Agreement with Bigelow Aerospace to… Read More

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Commercial

Safety Regulations In The Space Industry

By On March 11, 2013

Since the mid-2000s, the space industry has changed its focus from moving large payloads into space to what appears to be an interest in space tourism. This will necessitate changes in safety regulations… Read More

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Commercial

German travel agency is selling tickets to a close-up view of rare comet expected to pass Earth this year

By On March 5, 2013

Eclipse Travel joined charter agency Air Partner and airline Air Berlin to organize a flight on March 16th as comet Pan-STARRS flies through the solar system. The Boeing 737-700 flight will fly… Read More

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Commercial

Millionaire Plans 501 Day Mission to Mars in 2018

By On February 21, 2013

UPDATE: NEW EVIDENCE FOUND THAT SPACEX WILL SUPPLY CAPSULE AND LAUNCH VEHICLE Millionaire Dennis Tito became the first paying customer to make a trip to the International Space Station and now he… Read More

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Commercial

SpaceX Launches First Official Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station

By On October 8, 2012

Cape Canaveral, FL — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) today successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on the first official cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The… Read More

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Commercial

Russia’s First Private Satellite to Be Launched in 2013

By On September 25, 2012

Russia’s first satellite manufactured and operated by a private company will be launched in 2013, Dauria Aerospace head Mikhail Kokorich told RBK daily. The DX1-class 50-kg satellite will be designed to “fine-tune… Read More

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Commercial

Masten Space System’s Xaero Crashes During Test Flight

By On September 12, 2012

The flight appeared to be going well when the 12-foot rocket flew up into the sky. On decent though, something went terribly wrong Masten Space System’s Xaero test rocket exploded during a… Read More

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Commercial

Mars One Receives First Funding for 2023 Manned Mission to Mars

By On August 29, 2012

AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS, 29 August 2012 – Mars One is pleased to announce receipt of initial funding through sponsorship revenue, a major step towards sending a manned mission to Mars. Mars One… Read More

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Commercial

XCor to set up shop at Kennedy Space Center

By On August 23, 2012

XCOR plans  to build and fly suborbital vehicles in Florida. More specifically they plan on locating to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida. The firm is currently located in Mojave, California… Read More