Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in a new era of human spaceflight when SpaceX became the first . . .
The United States space industry, like many industries worldwide, has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent global shutdown. Detailed monthly analysis of jobs specific to the space industry. . .
On April 15, Russia conducted a non-contact anti-satellite test, joining India, China, and the United States in developing and testing such a capability. To gain better insight about this emerging global issue. . .
Since 2006, NASA has paid the Russian government approximately $3.9 billion to purchase Soyuz seats for astronauts from the United States and the International Space Station’s other international partners. . .
Spacecraft deployment numbers rose by five in 2019, increasing slightly to 466 spacecraft deployments last year. While deployments moved up, space vehicle launch attempts decreased from 114 in 2018 to 103 in 2019. The difference between. . .
This year marks the 20th anniversary of human habitation on the International Space Station (ISS). That sustained success means NASA and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, which share American resources on the orbiting facility, have transitioned from merely supporting life in space to . . .
As Space Debris Piles Up and Satellite Deployments Grow, Calls for Space Tracking Mount
Relative to the vastness of space, the near collision was frighteningly close. On Jan. 29, 2020, a decommissioned U.S. space telescope and a U.S. experimental payload were hurtling toward each other over Pittsburgh.
Our world demands new structures to organize people and utilize new technology. One of those is a public-private partnership. . .
Spaceport upgrades and new spaceport development are at an all-time high, with 40 active launch sites around the globe, 10 more in development in the United States, Sweden, Australia and Canada, and 13 more proposed in eight countries. . .