Op-ed | FAA Overregulation Threatens America’s Future in Commercial Space

President Biden’s Nationwide House Council ought to transfer the Workplace of Industrial House Transportation out from underneath the FAA We now have reached the tipping level in industrial house visitors, and regulatory... Read more »

House committee leaders ask White House to withdraw proposed NTSB regulations on commercial launch investigations

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the Home Science Committee have requested the Biden administration to withdraw a controversial proposed rule relating to business spaceflight investigations, calling it “plainly illegal.” In an April... Read more »

FAA again delays completion of Starship environmental review

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has once more delayed completion of an environmental evaluation for orbital launches of SpaceX’s Starship car from Texas, though it could don’t have any impact on... Read more »

Omnibus bill cuts funding for future weather satellites

WASHINGTON — Appropriators lower funding for a brand new era of climate satellites whereas rising funding for the Workplace of Area Commerce for fiscal 12 months 2022. The omnibus spending invoice for... Read more »

FAA reviewing Blue Origin safety allegations

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s reviewing allegations about questions of safety at Blue Origin raised in an explosive essay by a gaggle of present and former staff. In an... Read more »

FAA grounds SpaceShipTwo after problem on July flight

LOMPOC, Calif. — The Federal Aviation Administration won’t enable Virgin Galactic to renew flights of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane till it completes an investigation into an issue on the automobile’s earlier flight... Read more »

Blue Origin to perform first New Shepard launch under updated license

SANTA FE, N.M. — Blue Origin will conduct its subsequent New Shepard suborbital mission Aug. 25 with a set of analysis payloads, however not folks, on board on the car’s first flight... Read more »

FAA revises criteria for commercial astronaut wings

EL PASO, Texas — The Federal Aviation Administration has revised its standards for awarding astronaut wings to these flying on industrial spacecraft, making the necessities stricter whereas together with a major loophole.... Read more »

Falcon 9 launch scrub highlights airspace integration problems

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX launch scrubbed within the last seconds of its countdown when an plane violated restricted airspace June 29 has aligned each the launch business and the airline business of... Read more »

Virgin Galactic cleared to fly customers on SpaceShipTwo

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has granted permission to Virgin Galactic to fly prospects, and never simply workers, on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital car, a transfer that might enable the corporate’s founder... Read more »