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Judge releases redacted lunar lander lawsuit from Bezos’ Blue Origin against NASA-SpaceX contract

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The facade of Blue Origin’s new rocket engine factory in Huntsville, Alabama. CNBC | Michael Sheetz The U.S. Federal Court of Claims on Wednesday released a redacted version of the lawsuit by Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin against NASA over the......

NASA reviews private space station proposals, expects to save over $1 billion annually after ISS retires

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s illustration of the Axiom modules attached to the International Space Station. Axiom Space NASA plans to retire the International Space Station by the end of this decade, so the U.S. space agency is turning to private companies to......

Watch as SpaceX returns the private Inspiration4 crew after three days in space

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The webcast is slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] SpaceX is returning its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four......

Photos show space company Firefly’s first rocket explode mid-launch above California

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket accelerates away from SLC-2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base on September 2, 2021. Andrew Evers | CNBC Space company Firefly launched its inaugural Alpha rocket on a cloudless Thursday evening over the California coast. The Alpha......

Space infrastructure company Redwire stock surges on NYSE debut after closing SPAC deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) is deployed covering a portion of the main solar array on the International Space Station NASA’s Johnson Space Center Space infrastructure conglomerate Redwire began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday,......

Watch space company Firefly launch its Alpha rocket for the first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The livestream is slated to begin at 8pm EDT. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] Space company Firefly is aiming to launch its Alpha rocket for the first time on Thursday evening, lifting......

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft during investigation of Branson flight issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carrier aircraft VMS Eve is seen in the background shortly after releasing VSS Unity, which is firing its engine and acclerating during the company’s fourth spaceflight test, Unity 22, carrying founder Richard Branson on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic The......

Virgin Galactic ‘could really take off’ if it breaks above this level, trader says as space stock gets analyst love

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic could be setting up for a sustained move higher. Jefferies initiated coverage of the space travel stock with a buy rating on Tuesday, sending shares nearly 9% higher in the day’s trading. On average, analysts covering the stock......

Astra stock falls after weekend rocket launch failure

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rocket LV0006 tilts during liftoff. Astra / NASASpaceflight Rocket builder Astra‘s stock fell sharply Monday after the company’s launch attempt over the weekend failed following a problem at liftoff. The company’s LV0006 rocket tilted and slide sideways a moment after......

Watch Astra launch its first rocket since going public

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The livestream is slated to begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] Rocket builder Astra Space is going for its first launch since the company went public, with the company also......

Rocket Lab begins trading on the Nasdaq, with SPAC merger growing its cash pile

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The 16th Electron launch in November 2020, when the company recovered the rocket after splashdown for the first time. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab began trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, becoming the latest space company to close a SPAC merger......

Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through a SPAC at $3.7 billion valuation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The modified 737 aircraft “Cosmic Girl” lifts off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California carrying a LauncherOne rocket on June 30, 2021. Virgin Orbit Virgin Orbit, the satellite-launching spinoff off of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, is preparing to go......

Top talent departs Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as NASA lander fight escalates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Jeff Bezos flew to space late......

Satellite company Spire begins trading on the NYSE after completing SPAC merger

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spire CEO Peter Platzer rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during their listing in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 17, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Small satellite builder and data specialist Spire Global began......

Bezos’ Blue Origin takes NASA to federal court over award of lunar lander contract to SpaceX

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos walks with Blue Origin’s President and CEO Bob Smith after Bezos flew on the company’s inaugural flight to the edge of space, in the nearby town of Van Horn, Texas, U.S. July 20, 2021. Joe......

Boeing delays test flight of Starliner crew spacecraft for at least two months after valve problems

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boeing’s Starliner capsule sits on to an Atlas V rocket on the launchpad before the launch of the OFT-2 mission. United Launch Alliance Boeing’s second uncrewed flight test of its Starliner spacecraft is delayed for at least two months due......

Space company Momentus begins trading on the Nasdaq, with new CEO after turbulent SPAC merger

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying satellites in orbit. Momentus Space company Momentus debuted on the Nasdaq on Friday, completing a nearly yearlong and turbulent merger process that resulted in a new CEO and the departure......

Virgin Galactic shares fall after Richard Branson dumps another huge stake worth $300 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sir Richard Branson waves out the window of spacecraft VSS Unity before launching on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson sold more of his ownership of the space tourism company this week, dumping another huge......

Space company Momentus, after settling SEC charges, gets SPAC approved and will go public

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying a satellite in orbit. Momentus Space company Momentus will later this week go public on the Nasdaq, a month after settling Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it misled investors.......

Musk: ‘Dream come true’ to see fully stacked SpaceX Starship rocket during prep for orbital launch

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX stacks Starship prototype 20 on top of Super Heavy rocket Booster 4 on August 6, 2011. @elonmusk on Twitter Elon Musk’s SpaceX stacked a Starship prototype rocket on top of a Super Heavy rocket booster for the first time......

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