Two Original Founders Founders Stepping Back From Their Positions With The Company
XCOR Aerospace announced earlier today that two of its original founders, Chief Technology Officer Jeff Greason and Chief Engineer Dan DeLong, are stepping back from their current positions. With the first Lynx closer to completion, both want to turn their attention to pursue other interests.
Space Agency Will Offer Technical Expertise, Access To Test Facilities
Last week, NASA announced that it had selected Virgin Galactic as a partner in its Collaborative Opportunities program. As part of this new partnership, NASA will provide Virgin Galactic with technical expertise and access to test facilities to aid the development of our LauncherOne small satellite launch service.
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Blue Origin announced yesterday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, that’s about 62 miles, before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in part, “We are building Blue Origin to seed an enduring human presence in space, to help us move beyond this blue planet that is the origin of all we know.” In its press announcement regarding the findings of the UAS Registration Task Force, the FAA stressed that all members of the task force, from toy manufacturers to airlines, agreed to the recommendations, and that there was no dissension among the diverse groups at the table. It now seems that may have been a bit of an overstatement. Dave Mathewson, executive dir
Fully-Reusable Spacecraft Designed For Suborbital Manned Flights
Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) Member Blue Origin celebrated a remarkable milestone yesterday, announcing that it safely and successfully completed a controlled, vertical return of the New Shepard rocket booster to its West Texas launch pad after reaching a planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 km).
Only Time Will Tell If The Booster Is Truly Reusable
On November 23, 2015 Blue Origin achieved a first in rocketry and spaceflight history when their New Shepard launch vehicle successfully delivered a payload across the official boundary of space and then returned to Earth to land upright under rocket power.
Booster Flown On Suborbital Test Lands Safely In The Texas Desert
Blue Origin announced Tuesday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday.
To Be On Permanent Display At Museum Of Flight In Seattle
On the anniversary of the Apollo 12 Moon landing on Nov. 19, 1969, The Museum of Flight made the first public showing of the restored remains of the F-1 rocket engines used to launch NASA's historic Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 missions to the Moon. The historic engines were recovered from the sea by Seattle-based Bezos Expeditions in 2013 and have been under conservation at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. At the request of the Bezos Expeditions team, NASA has now given the artifacts to the Museum for permanent display in Seattle.
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The FAA has posted the recommendations of its UAS Registration Task Force on its website and says these recommendations will be added to the more than 4,500 public comments received to date by the agency and other data for crafting the final rule. No timeline has been set for issuing a final rule on UAV registration, which was originally supposed to be published in September of this year. Pilots are about to have one fewer choice when it comes to buying a new headset. Audio company Sennheiser says it plans to withdraw from the aircraft headset business as of March 2016. The company will fulfill all its obligations for servicing and spare parts throughout the full guarantee period for its headsets. Headsets for the air traffic control (ATC) sector are not affected by this decision, but will continue to be marketed with the current ATC team