Category Archives: Commercial Space

New Rocket Facility

Blue Origin breaks ground.

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First 3D printed object made from metal from an asteroid

Planetary Resources announced the first 3D printed object made from the metal from an asteroid. This is really cool on a number of levels. 3D printing using space resources is where we are going, especially with space applications.

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The Dragon Flew

SpaceX had a successful Pad Abort test this morning. This test demonstrates the capability of the Dragon 2 spacecraft to escape from the rocket launcher and carry the crew to safety in the event of a failure of the rocket … Continue reading

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The Space Week in Review

In the Space Review this week, Jeff Foust takes a look at the status of the accident investigations into the Antares and Space Ship 2 accidents last fall. Six months down the road, both companies are well on the way … Continue reading

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The Merlin 1D Rocket engine

Build for human Spaceflight. Hat tip: Rand Simberg.

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Bigelow Commercial Space Station launch simulation

A video simulation of the Bigelow inflatable habitat launching into orbit and deploying.  via Spaceports.

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