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The day I caught rocket fever

MaryLiz Bender • September 20, 2018 • 1

On February 6, 2018, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with two of my heroes: Bill Nye on the left, Buzz Aldrin on the right. Our eyes were fixed on the first vertical Falcon Heavy rocket. Figuring the world's most powerful rocket might send me flying backwards once the countdown hit zero, I gripped the railing so tightly I started to lose the feeling in my fingertips.

NASA names crews and dates for first U.S. commercial missions

Jason Davis • August 03, 2018 • 5

Four NASA astronauts and one commercial employee are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-operated vehicles in 2019.

Cygnus cargo craft will test ability to boost and deorbit the International Space Station

Jason Davis • May 25, 2018 • 2

NASA and Orbital ATK are planning a one-minute test burn before Cygnus leaves the station.

Is NASA painting itself into a corner with its ISS transition plans?

Jason Davis • May 16, 2018 • 1

By 2025, NASA wants to create a new humans-in-LEO market, and then become the non-primary customer for that new market.

Book Review: The Space Barons

Jason Davis • March 21, 2018

A new book focuses on the eccentric leaders of SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic.

If you come at the Space Launch System, you best not miss

Jason Davis • March 09, 2018 • 20

Getting NASA out of the rocket business is more complicated than you think.

How the Falcon Heavy could revolutionize exploration of the ocean worlds

Casey Dreier • February 08, 2018 • 8

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is not just for big payloads, it can also throw light things into space very fast. And that has significant implications for the exploration of distant destinations in our outer solar system—particularly the ocean moons of the giant planets.

Falcon Heavy launches successfully!

Jason Davis • February 06, 2018 • 8

SpaceX is now the proud owner of the world's most powerful operational rocket.

Reporter's notebook: 'Twas the night before Falcon Heavy

Jason Davis • February 05, 2018

We're now less than a day away from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test flight! Here's a recap of today's news.

Let's talk about Elon Musk launching his Tesla into space

Jason Davis • February 05, 2018 • 27

Hop in, it'll be eternity 'till we make it to M83.

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