January 2014

Waypoint 2 Space Trains Passengers For Commercial Launches

January 29th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Slowly but surely, the day is approaching when you’ll be able to buy a ticket to travel into space. Several companies, ranging from Virgin Galactic to SpaceX, are hoping to provide that opportunity. (Assuming you can afford a ticket that costs at least $250,000 anyway.) But flying into space – [...]

December 2013

The 7 Ships of the New Space Age

December 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

American engineers are designing and testing more new manned spacecraft than at any other time in history. Here are 7 vehicles that will change how we work and play in space. XCOR Aerospace Lynx Lynx Type: Self-launched space plane Who: XCOR Aerospace Launching: 2014 Destination: Suborbital The Odds: [...]

Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture loses protest over NASA’s launch pad

December 13th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Government Accountability Office on Thursday rejected a protest from the Blue Origin space venture that has been holding back action on NASA's plan to hand over control of its historic Launch Complex 39A to a commercial operator. The decision is a setback for Blue Origin, which is backed by [...]

Commercial Space Race Revolutionizing Business Off Planet Earth

December 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second. The first man in space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was proclaimed by the Kremlin as Citizen of the World and [...]