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SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021
World

SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021

The Dragon capsule had become the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA since the Space Shuttle nearly 40 years ago.

SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone
science

SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone

While they are yet to set a date to start commercial operations, Virgin Galactic has said it anticipates doing so in 2020.

China unveils new commercial carrier rockets to compete with India for global launch market
science

China unveils new commercial carrier rockets to compete with India for global launch market

Launched in August, the first model of the rocket family is expected to carry out some 20 launch missions annually.

SpaceX completes static tests of its Falcon 9 rocket; ISS resupply launch still on schedule
News & Analysis

SpaceX completes static tests of its Falcon 9 rocket; ISS resupply launch still on schedule

SpaceX has finished test firing its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for an upcoming resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Entrepreneurs enter race to launch private space industry
Tech

Entrepreneurs enter race to launch private space industry

China launched an unmanned space module this week as part of its programme to build a space station by 2020. Rising nations aren't the only one with outer space ambitions. Entrepreneurs are racing to become the first private space pioneers.

Entrepreneurs enter race to launch private space industry
News & Analysis

Entrepreneurs enter race to launch private space industry

China launched an unmanned space module this week as part of its programme to build a space station by 2020. Rising nations aren't the only one with outer space ambitions. Entrepreneurs are racing to become the first private space pioneers.