SpaceX test fires Starship as FAA reviews key license for first orbital launch

A view from the launch tower as SpaceX stacks Starship prototype 20 on top of Super Heavy rocket Booster 4 on August 6, 2021. @elonmusk on Twitter Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed two test firings of the engines on its Starship 20 prototype on Thursday, as the company prepares for the rocket’s first orbital launch while …

SpaceX expected to become more valuable than Tesla, Morgan Stanley survey finds

Starship prototype SN15 returns for a landing on May 5, 2021 after a high-altitude flight test. SpaceX Between Elon Musk’s two largest companies, investors and experts have a long-term favorite. Most “institutional investors and industry experts” surveyed by Morgan Stanley expect SpaceX to become more valuable than Tesla, and see it as a more attractive …

Morgan Stanley says SpaceX’s Starship may ‘transform investor expectations’ about space

Starship prototype 20 is stacked on top of Super Heavy Booster 4 on August 6, 2021. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX has become one of the world’s most valuable private companies, and Morgan Stanley believes the Starship rockets the venture is developing will have wide-reaching implications. Starship is the massive, next-generation rocket┬áSpaceX is developing to be …

NASA spacecraft launches toward Jupiter asteroids on an intricate path charted by Excel

An animated trajectory map shows the path of the Lucy mission, with the spacecraft (blue) launching from the Earth (green) out to the asteroids around Jupiter (orange). NASA NASA’s latest exploration spacecraft launched over the weekend, beginning a 12-year journey to visit Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. A tool familiar to Wall Street was used to craft …

Virgin Galactic delays beginning of commercial spaceflights to fourth quarter 2022

Carrier aircraft VMS Eve takes off from Spaceport America in New Mexico, carrying spacecraft VSS Unity on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is delaying the beginning of its commercial space tourism service to fourth quarter 2022, with the company on Thursday announcing a reorganization of its development and test flight schedule. The space …

Elon Musk says Starlink will provide faster internet speeds on airlines

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event. year. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite …

Investment in space companies exceeds $10 billion this year, a new annual record

Pete Cannito, Redwire Corporation at the New York Stock Exchange, September 8, 2021. Source: NYSE Private investment in space companies hit $3.9 billion in the third quarter, propelling this year to a new annual record of $10.3 billion, according to a report this week by New York-based firm Space Capital. “This quarter sets a new …

Prince William chides billionaire space race after Blue Origin flight

Prince William photographed during a visit to Dulwich Hamlet FC in south London on September 23, 2021. Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Prince William appears to have taken a swipe at the space tourism espoused by some of the world’s most high-profile billionaires. Speaking to the BBC, William …

William Shatner emotionally describes spaceflight to Jeff Bezos: ‘The most profound experience’

“What you’ve given me is the most profound experience I can imagine.” Those were the words of William Shatner moments after returning to Earth from a trip just beyond the edge of space during an emotional talk with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. The Canadian actor, who famously played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star …

Watch William Shatner go to space with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

[The livestream is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the web player above.] Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is set to launch its New Shepard rocket for the fifth time this year on Wednesday, and Canadian actor William Shatner will join the second crewed spaceflight for …