• energy Dec 1, 2019

    How NASA Is Evolving Through Partnerships With Private Space Companies

    Companies are increasingly looking to space as a place of business, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been changing in several different ways, especially by partnering with corporations to develop new technologies. Earlier this year NASA announced it would open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with short missions beginning as soon as 2020. Additionally, NASA said...

  • Facebook Jul 9, 2019

    Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Is Set to Be the First Space-Tourism Company to Go Public

    British billionaire Richard Branson’s space-tourism unit Virgin Galactic plans to go public later this year, the company announced Tuesday. The firm will list its shares as part of a merger deal with Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya. Social Capital Hedosophia, formed by Palihapitiya’s Social Capital and venture capital firm Hedosophia in...

  • CEO Jun 15, 2019

    The World's Largest Airplane Is for Sale for $400 Million

    Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane that flew only once, is up for sale. Holding company Vulcan is seeking to sell Stratolaunch at $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Vulcan is the investment conglomerate of the late billionaire Paul Allen. A Microsoft co-founder, Allen passed away last October following complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • Twitter May 11, 2019

    Elon Musk Pokes Fun at Jeff Bezos' New Moon Lander Spacecraft With Lewd Tweet

    Elon Musk has poked fun, in a rather crude way, at Jeff Bezos’ new spacecraft. On Thursday, Bezos’ space company Blue Origin unveiled its first lunar lander called “Blue Moon.”

  • United States Dec 20, 2018

    Delays Push Rocket Launch to End of December

    Southern California residents were ready for an epic sunset rocket launch Wednesday evening, but the twice-delayed Delta IV Heavy rocket was yet again put on hold.

  • California Dec 13, 2018

    Virgin Galactic Says Tourism Rocket Ship Climbed to the Edge of Space

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high to the threshold of space Thursday in a test flight over Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The flight is a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.

  • Amazon Jul 19, 2018

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it’s ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company’s latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule’s escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. That’s 74 miles or 119 kilometers. It’s part of...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 18, 2018

    Bill Gates: Trump Asked the Difference Between HIV and HPV

    Bill Gates told members of his charity that President Donald Trump asked if HPV and HIV were the same thing and knew a “scary” amount about his daughter’s physical appearance, according to video exclusively obtained by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, NBC News reported. The billionaire explained in the video, which aired Thursday night on “All In With Chris Hayes,” that he...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 7, 2018

    Amazon CEO's Wealth Soars to New Heights While Trump's Sinks: Forbes

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first $100 billion mogul to top Forbes’ annual rankings of the world’s richest people. But President Donald Trump’s fortune sank during his first year in office despite a surging stock market. The Bezos milestone, revealed in Tuesday’s release of Forbes’ closely watched list, underscores the growing clout of both Bezos and the company...

  • King Feb 5, 2018

    SpaceX's New Monster Rocket Falcon Heavy Ready for First Test Flight

    SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men to the moon a half-century ago. The Falcon Heavy won’t surpass NASA’s Saturn V moon rocket, still all-time king of the launch circuit. It won’t even approach the liftoff might of NASA’s space shuttles. But when it departs on its...

  • United States Nov 25, 2017

    Jeff Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally

    Amazon CEO and world’s richest person Jeff Bezos is now even richer, according to an estimate Friday by Bloomberg. As CNBC reports, Bezos’ net worth surpassed $100 billion on Friday. Amazon shares hit a record on one of the year’s busiest shopping days, joining a broader stock market rally. Bezos, who founded Amazon, owns about 78.9 million shares of the...

  • director Oct 5, 2017

    Pence Pledges That US Will Go to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

    Seated before the grounded space shuttle Discovery, a constellation of Trump administration officials used soaring rhetoric to vow to send Americans back to the moon and then on to Mars. After voicing celestial aspirations, top officials moved to what National Intelligence Director Dan Coats called “a dark side” to space policy. Coats, Vice President Mike Pence, other top officials and...

  • Asher Klein Oct 5, 2017

    NASA Astronauts Repair Robotic Arm on International Space Station

    Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to repair a robotic arm. It is the first of three spacewalks planned for October.

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