Virgin Galactic, NASA to develop program for private missions to space station

Virgin Galactic CEO: We aspire to open space to many more people Virgin Galactic CEO George T. Whitesides discusses ticket sales for Virgin Galactic’s space tour. Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc has signed an agreement with NASA to develop a program to promote private astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the company said […]

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NASA could be charged annual fee for every satellite they launch

SpaceX, NASA and other space agencies could be charged a yearly-fee of up to $235,000 for every satellite they launch to try and clamp down on debris in orbit Charging an annual fee will encouraging agencies to remove satellites from orbit They say it would also lead to fewer satellites going up into orbit in the first place By having […]

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NASA asteroid defense test could trigger an artificial meteor shower

A planned NASA mission to test its capability to defend Earth from an incoming asteroid could cause the planet’s first-ever artificial meteor shower, a study found earlier this year. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft’s mission will be to slam into the smaller of the two Didymos asteroids as they pass within about 6.8 million miles of the Earth […]

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