Tag Archives: SpaceX

Boeing, Lockheed to launch habitats for space tourists and researchers

Washington Post – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bigelow Aerospace’s expandable space habitat just arrived at the International Space Station, but the company is already thinking about the next steps: flying even larger inflatable habitats into space to be used for research and even space hotels. The company announced at a conference here Monday that starting in 2020 […]

Washington Post | Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Chosen by NASA to Get Federal Money to Build Private Spaceships

NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take over the job of the now-retired space shuttle. The companies will share more than $1.1 billion. Two of the ships are capsules […]

Washington Post | SpaceX breaks ground on launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

By The Associated Press Published: 13 July 2011 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An unused pad at the nation’s West Coast launch complex is being retrofitted to send up the world’s most powerful rocket. Private rocket maker Space Exploration Technologies is spending between $20 million and $30 million to renovate the site that will […]