Tag: Space launches

EXPLAINER: How Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos will soar into space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos will be on board. No test...

18-year-old joining Blue Origin’s 1st passenger spaceflight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An 18-year-old is about to become the youngest person in space, rocketing away with an aviation pioneer who will become...

Germany launches ‘space command’ to protect infrastructure

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BERLIN — The German military on Tuesday launched a “space command” tasked with overseeing satellites, watching for dangerous space junk and analyzing other countries'...

Bezos’ Blue Origin gets OK to send him, 3 others to space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has gotten government approval to launch people into space, himself included. ...

EXPLAINER: How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space

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Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes...

Russia to launch new International Space Station module

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MOSCOW — The long-delayed Russian module for the International Space Station is set to be finally launched this month, but the date has been...

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. ...

FAA: New tool limits disruptions caused by space operations

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Federal regulators said Thursday they now can better track rocket launches and space vehicles returning to Earth, which could cut the amount of time...

Jeff Bezos picks female aerospace pioneer to launch with him

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos has chosen an early female aerospace pioneer — an 82-year-old pilot denied astronaut wings decades ago...

Branson mum on when he’ll launch to space on Virgin Galactic

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson won’t say when he’ll ride his rocket ship to space or whether he's looking to become...