Category: Space

Explore the deepest parts of space, the companies and technologies getting us there, and the industry of space exploration.

Coronavirus Outbreak Shakes the Space Industry

The effects of the coronavirus outbreak are extending into the final frontier. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has sickened more than 130,000 people worldwide to date, with more than 5,000 confirmed deaths. Both of those numbers are bound to rise considerably because we’re still in the early stages of the pandemic, health officials have stressed.

NASA Seeks Bids to Deliver VIPER Lunar Lander

NASA is asking companies in its commercial lunar landing services program to bid on delivering a NASA rover whose launch has been slightly delayed. NASA announced Feb. 25 it was asking the 14 companies that are part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to bid on a task order for sending the agency’s

Virgin Galactic Hints at More Delays for Start of SpaceShipTwo Commercial Flights

Virgin Galactic executives suggested Feb. 25 that the beginning of commercial flights of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle might slip again, even as the company starts planning to resume ticket sales. The company, which became publicly traded in October after closing a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia, released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 financials

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