virgin orbit sets expectations for first launch
Virgin Orbit says that it’s ready for its first orbital launch attempt, scheduled for May 24, while acknowledging potentially long odds of successfully placing a payload into orbit. SpaceNews.com... SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Virgin Orbit ready for first orbital launch attempt  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Virgin Orbit announced May 20 it will make the first flight of its LauncherOne air-launched vehicle as soon as May... more
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Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne failed to reach orbit in its first launch attempt May 25, with the mission “terminated” moments after the rocket’s release from... more
Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast... more
Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane  REUTERS · 1 week
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from... more
1st test launch by Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit postponed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit Co. fails first rocket launch attempt  REUTERS · 1 week
Billionaire mogul Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a... more
Virgin Orbit analyzing data to find cause of rocket failure  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Virgin Orbit engineers were analyzing data Tuesday to find out what caused the maiden flight of its air-launched satellite booster to fail. more
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The first crewed orbital launch from the United States in nearly nine years took place May 30, placing a SpaceX Crew Dragon... more
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Bruno Carvalho, D-Orbit’s vice president of business development, said the company hopes to launch one of its InOrbit Now (ION) propulsive cubesat deployers every... more
Space Development Agency scouting the market for launch services  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
SDA wants information on "potential launch solutions" for its first 30 satellites to be deployed in low Earth... more
Branson to sell part of Virgin Galactic stake  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Richard Branson, the founder and largest shareholder of suborbital spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, will sell more than a fifth of... more
Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds... more
'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown... more
SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk's SpaceX defied expectations—and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the... more
Virgin birth has scientists buzzing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without ever having sex. One gene, GB45239 on chromosome 11, is responsible for virgin births. more
Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. more
Weather postpones SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida  REUTERS · 1 week
SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday... more
Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida  REUTERS · 1 week
SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday... more
Virgin Galactic says full effect of pandemic on its business still unknown  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Virgin Galactic executives said May 5 that the suborbital spaceflight company has taken measures to resume regular operations during the coronavirus pandemic, but said... more
Researchers discover a gene in honey bees that causes virgin birth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a study published today in Current Biology, researchers from University of Sydney have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without... more
Russian military satellite launch spawns space-junk fireball over Australia (video)  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Russia launched a military satellite to orbit on Friday (May 22), and the mission generated plenty of drama in the downward direction as well. more
Weather scrubs SpaceX commercial crew launch  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The first human orbital spaceflight from the United States in nearly nine years came within 17 minutes of launch May 27 before weather conditions... more
SpaceX 'stowaway' revealed by crew as sons' dinosaur toy 'Tremor'  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
A stowaway aboard SpaceX's first mission to launch astronauts to the International Space Station may have set a new record — the most sequins to enter Earth orbit. more
Bob and Doug, the best friends on historic SpaceX-NASA mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the astronauts set to launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket Wednesday, are both former military pilots, both recruited by NASA in 2000,... more
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