AP Aerospace Writer
More from Marcia Dunn
Expanding Opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
The Export-Import Bank of the United States offers a number of tools to assist all U.S. manufacturers, and works to ensure that these opportunities are readily available to businesses owned by minorities and women. Watch video to learn more.
Dec 13th, 2021
Boeing Astronaut Capsule Grounded by Valve Issue
Boeing's performance is in stark contrast to that of SpaceX, NASA's other contracted taxi service.
Aug 16th, 2021
How Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos Will Soar into Space
The capsule is entirely automated: No test pilots or flight engineers.
Jul 19th, 2021
Richard Branson Mum on When He'll Go to Space
The billionaire behind Virgin Galactic has said it's “very important” for potential customers to first see him strap in for a ride.
Jun 30th, 2021
Virgin Galactic Launches 7 Satellites from 747
The company’s modified 747 jet took off from California’s Mojave Desert, carrying a 70-foot rocket beneath its left wing.
Jun 30th, 2021
SpaceX Launches, Lands Starship in 1st Successful Flight
The previous four tests flights ended in fiery explosions.
May 6th, 2021
SpaceX to Build Lunar Lander
The craft will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon.
Apr 19th, 2021
3 Men Paying $55M Each to Fly to Space Station
The first crew will spend eight days at the space station.
Jan 27th, 2021
Astronauts Arrive at Launch Site for 2nd SpaceX Crew Flight
For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station.
Nov 9th, 2020
NASA Moon-Landing Tech Hitches Ride to Space on Bezos Rocket
The 10-minute flight tested new technology that could help put astronauts back on the moon.
Oct 14th, 2020
Radish Seeds, Meats and Cheeses Launched to Space Station
Among the delicacies requested by the astronauts: proscuitto, Genoa salami, smoked Gouda and provolone.
Oct 5th, 2020
SpaceX Capsule, NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years
The astronauts' ride back to Earth was fast, bumpy and hot — at least on the outside.
Aug 3rd, 2020