NASA: US Needs More Nuclear Spacecraft to be Global Space Leader as China Ramps Up

NASA says the United States or the US needs more nuclear-powered spacecraft to remain as the global space leader. It comes as China rapidly ramped up its space exploration endeavors. (Photo : by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 11: The NASA logo is displayed at the agency’s booth during CES 2018 at the … Read more

Relativity Space Ramps Up Ahead of First Launch

A rendering of a Relativity launch. For an aerospace company that has never launched a rocket, Relativity Space Inc. is flying high. The Long Beach-based company has seen tremendous growth in the past year as it works to prove its first-of-a-kind concept, building rockets using only 3D printers. Relativity has raked in nearly $1.2 billion … Read more

Virgin Orbit Ramps Up: Dan Hart Talks Commercial Service

LauncherOne Rocket ignites after being deployed from Cosmic Girl aircraft (Photo: Virgin Orbit) Last month, Virgin Orbit reached a major milestone with its successful demonstration of the LauncherOne spacecraft, validating the company’s air-launch approach to sending small satellites to orbit. It was the culmination of years of work for Sir Richard Branson’s company, and it … Read more