Why Elon Musk’s space rockets are so much more promising than Jeff Bezos’ right now

This year is shaping up to be an extremely exciting time for the future of commercial spaceflight, which will be built upon the backbone of revolutionary 21st-century rockets. The private American space companies Blue Origin and SpaceX are paving the way.

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SpaceX-United Launch Alliance push for re-use in rockets is part of larger space trend – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Springs — The images of a SpaceX rocket booster toppling over and exploding after nearly landing on an ocean barge isn’t just a spectacle. It’s also the highest-profile example of a trend reshaping aerospace.

Pushed by tight budgets and growing concern about orbits increasingly littered with debris from […]

Dealing a blow to the Space Coast, SpaceX teams up with Texas for launch complex.

It’s official: SpaceX and Texas on Monday confirmed plans for the company to build a privately operated launch complex on the state’s Gulf Coast for commercial missions, dealing a painful but not unexpected blow to Florida’s Space Coast.

Complete Article at: http://on.flatoday.com/1oo9Vry

 

Beyond SpaceX: Five companies seeking to change space travel – Sierra Nevada Corporation – CSMonitor.com

On May 19, SpaceX will attempt to become the first private company to dock a capsule with the space station. Since the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, Presidents Bush and Obama have directed NASA to turn the job of transporting cargo and crew to the station over to private firms.

NASA already has $3.5 billion in cargo contracts with two rocket makers – […]

60 Minutes: SpaceX: Entrepreneurs race to space

In the history of space flight – only four entities have launched a space capsule into orbit and successfully brought it back to the Earth: the United States, Russia, China and Elon Musk.

Mr. Musk is a wealthy, Internet entrepreneur who has vowed to revolutionize space exploration by bringing down the astronomical costs. And […]

CSF Creates New Suborbital Coalition at Parabolic Arc

Washington D.C. February 10, 2012 (CSF PR): As the commercial spaceflight industry prepares for its first commercial launches, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is announcing the creation of a new coalition to bring suborbital spaceflight to students, teachers, researchers, and companies across the country. This week’s passage of legislation to ensure a stable regulatory climate for […]

Paul Allen, Supersizing Space Flight

By ANDY PASZTOR And DIONNE SEARCEY

 

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he will build the world's largest airplane as a mobile platform for launching satellites at low cost, which he believes could transform the space industry. Andy Pasztor has details on The News Hub.

Billionaire’s Novel Vision Has Wingspan Wider Than a Football Field, Weighs 1.2 […]

ULA chief urges NASA to get moving

Stop spending on likely losing bidders, Gass says Written by Ledyard King | FLORIDA TODAY

Michael Gass, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance, speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday. / Ledyard King/GANNETT

WASHINGTON — The head of the joint venture vying to be part of the effort to deliver NASA astronauts to the International […]

Former Senators Sign on as Lobbyists for Space Company

Former U.S. senators Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and John Breaux (D-La.) are part of a team of Patton Boggs lobbyists advocating for a commercial space transportation company, according to paperwork filed with Congress on Thursday.

The former senators and three of their Patton colleagues represent Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX. They […]

SpaceX to get lobbying help from former U.S. Senators Trent Lott and John Breaux

By Brian Lawson, The Huntsville Times  – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Senators Trent Lott, R-Miss. and U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La. have signed on to lobby on behalf of commercial space transportation company SpaceX, the Legal Times is reporting.

The pair are part of the Patton Boggs lobbying firm hired to assist the company.

The story also notes […]