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NASA private space station contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art for a space station called “Starlab”. Nanoracks NASA granted contracts to three private companies in order to build space stations as part of its preparations for retirement. Jeff Bezos’Blue Origin Northrop GrummanThe agency announced that Nanoracks and e-commerce company Nanoracks received a total of $415.6 millions under NASA’s Commercial LEO Destinations project (CLD). […]

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

One passenger arrives at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This is as the countries are reacting to Omicron’s new variant of coronavirus Omicron amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Carlos Barria | Reuters Spreading the Covid-19 variant of the micron omicron could delay travel industry recovery. This is a new challenge after international […]

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China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max back to the skies after more than 2 years

Hainan Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Hainan Airlines plane can be seen at Haikou Meilan International Airport, Haikou Province, China on March 11, 2019. Visual China Group | Getty Images Chinese aviation regulators on Thursday  instructed airlines to make the changes needed to fly Boeing’s 737 Max planes again, indicating the jets could soon be flying […]

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White House VP Kamala Harris unveils Space Priorities Framework

Kamala Harris is the Vice President at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Nov. 5, 2021. Taylor Mickal / NASA On Wednesday, the first National Space Council of the Biden Administration will meet. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to discuss the White House’s policy on space. The National Space Council was revived in the aftermath […]

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Starship’s Raptor engine crisis risks bankruptcy

Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, standing at the prototype Starship rocket at SpaceX’s Boca Chica plant in Texas. Steve Jurvetson, flickr Elon MuskSpaceX’s lack of progress in the development of the Raptor engines to power the Starship rocket has angered the company. CNBC was able to obtain a copy of the email in […]

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How much does it cost to charter a flight? New flyers share prices

Under the pandemic, private aviation is flourishing. Many private jet companies are facing a new problem because of the high interest. keeping up with demand. VistaJet is a private airline that reported new member numbers for 2021’s first half were up 53% over 2020. Europe brought in the most new members (51%) during the period.  […]

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Biden says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions or lockdowns as omicron Covid variant spreads

Passengers pass through Terminal A of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington on November 23, 2021. Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Joe BidenMonday’s statement by Mr. Johnson indicated that the U.S. will not impose travel restrictions in an effort to limit the spread and distribution of the omicron Covid-19 strain, which could lead […]

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Travel surges over Thanksgiving to new pandemic highs but omicron poses new challenge

On November 21st, 2021, travelers walk by the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images The Thanksgiving week saw some of the busiest days for U.S. airlines since prior to the pandemic coronavirus. Travelers returned in great numbers last year after a quiet holiday. Transportation Security Administration has screened more […]

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

After arriving at Terminal 2 London Heathrow Airport, passengers are required to wear protective masks and walk through the International Arrivals Hall. Getty Images| Bloomberg | Getty Images BoeingPremarket trading on Friday saw travel stocks slide after several European countries and Asian countries issued new restrictions regarding travel from south Africa. This was due to […]

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Not reusing rockets is ‘a dead-end product’

One look at the production floor of the company shows several Electron boosters. The typical rocket-shaped black carbon fiber rockets are in the front and a metallic-looking, reusable booster is in the middle. Rocket Lab Rocket LabPeter Beck, the CEO of his company, was certain that his rockets wouldn’t be used like this again. Elon […]