WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

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On Monday, Dec. 21, leading space startup, SpaceX, will launch an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), deploying 11 ORBCOMM telecommunications satellites. SpaceX will then attempt a precision landing of the rocket’s first stage, which, if achieved, will revolutionize access to space, unlocking a new, accelerated chapter in human space exploration. Watch Live: http://www.spacex.com/webcast/…

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NewSpace News: December 2015

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Blue Origin successfully lands New Shepard ● SpaceX receives their first order for the Commercial Crew Program ● The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act is signed into law by President Obama ● Aerojet Rocketdyne signs with Boeing to produce the propulsion system for CST-100. Read more here

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Statement: Space Frontier Foundation Celebrates Milestone Bill for Commercial Space Industry, Calls for Continued Government Support

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Statement: Space Frontier Foundation Celebrates Milestone Bill for Commercial Space Industry, Calls for Continued Government Support SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – The Space Frontier Foundation applauds the signing of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law, and thanks all those involved in the passage of the landmark bill. With the passage of…

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NewSpace News: November 2015

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XPRIZE Teams SpaceIL and Moon Express sign launch contracts ● NASA awards $17.1M in Venture Class Launch Contracts ● DSI and Planetary Resources raise major investments ● XCOR develops mobile “trunnel” aerodynamic test bed. Read more here

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NewSpace News: October 2015

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Boeing unveiled its new spacecraft processing facility (formerly NASA’s shuttle processing hangar) at Kennedy Space Center ● Firefly successfully tested its first rocket engine ● SpaceX ruled out a feed line leak as a possible cause of Falcon 9 failure from it’s fault tree ● United Launch Alliance has entered a long-term strategic partnership with Orbital ATK…

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“The Business of Space” via the International Business Times & Executive Director, Hannah Kerner

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Space Advocate Makes Business Case For Private Company Exploration Of Extraterrestrial Resources By Amy Nordrum @amynordrum a.nordrum@ibtimes.com Despite recent setbacks in space exploration, Hannah Kerner is still betting on its viability. The 22-year-old executive director of the Space Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose members represent an eclectic group of space-focused companies, notes that in the span of…

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ISPCS 2015 Round-Up, “Making a Difference”

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ISPCS 2015 Round-Up, “Making a Difference” Some 300 attendees gathered in Las Cruces, NM for the 11th annual InternationalSymposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. The theme this year was “Making a Difference.” Here’s what you may have missed… The Launch Market Heats Up Orbital ATK is ready to get back into the space game after its October…

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Start-up NewSpace: What Entrepreneurs Should Know, Because Mark Watney Needs You

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Start-up NewSpace: What Entrepreneurs Should Know, Because (the Real) Mark Watney Needs You “The Martian” depicts a future most space-enthusiasts would drool over. But in reality, a future where humans make regular trips to other planets will require a lot of help from entrepreneurs, not just NASA. Fortunately, things are moving quickly. According to a…

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