WASHINGTON Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year. | Video
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 Billionaire Richard Branson's
Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by
launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting
the rocket's first test launch last year.
WASHINGTON NASA's deep space exploration rocket built by Boeing briefly ignited all four engines of its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, cutting short a crucial test to advance a years-delayed U.S. government program to return humans to the moon in the next few years. | Video
WASHINGTON, Jan 16 NASA's Boeing-built deep
space exploration rocket, Space Launch System (SLS), is set to
fire its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, a
crucial test for a years-delayed U.S. government project facing
mounting pressure from emerging private sector technology.
WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday, elevating the post to Cabinet-level status for first time.
WASHINGTON The chief executive of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint rocket venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, said it expects to receive two new rocket engines from billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin by next summer.
(Reuters) -Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc cut short a test flight of its suborbital SpaceShipTwo Unity plane on Saturday, safely returning its pilots to Spaceport America in New Mexico after the rocket motor's ignition sequence failed to complete.
Dec 12 Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc cut
short a key test flight of its suborbital SpaceShipTwo Unity
plane on Saturday, though the reason was not immediately