This Company Wants to Catapult Rockets into Space
What we know about SpinLaunch, a company created in secret four years ago.
Bigelow's New Company Wants to Build a Space Station to Compete with China
The billionaire hotelier announced the formation of a new space company today, and why he thinks NASA and China are the biggest threats to LEO commercial space stations.
Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community
A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
When Going to Space Becomes Your Normal Commute
For most of spaceflight history, astronauts have been government employees. That will soon change.
DIY Submarine Sinks in Denmark, Hobbyist Suspected of Killing Passenger
The DIY sub was meant to launch some of the world's largest amateur rockets.
Commercial Space Race
A Pittsburgh Company Has Secured a 2019 Rocket Launch to the Moon
Send family heirlooms, science projects, or a lock of your hair to the lunar surface with Astrobotic.
The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law
'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
Trump’s Transition Team Asked NASA About Surveying the Moon for Valuable Resources
Internal communications between NASA and Trump's transition team, obtained by a Motherboard FOIA, show the new administration is also interested in how the agency's research helps private industry.
SpaceX's Latest Rocket Landing Video Is Stunning
The drone's-eye view of the latest Falcon 9 rocket booster coming back from space is awe-inspiring.
Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before
The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.
Why Luxembourg, Of All Places, Is a Global Leader in Asteroid Mining
The tiny European country is betting it all on riches from space.
NASA Won't Say If or When Private Citizens Can Visit the Space Station
Commercial modules are coming, but who will occupy them?