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Bloomberg Technology has published an interesting article on how 16 of the world’s 500 richest people have invested in space: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/outer-space-obsession-moguls-worth-513-billion-join-the-race

The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the successful June 3 launch of a re-used Dragon capsule from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s

The National Space Society (NSS) declares that in consideration of the achievements by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Boeing over the past few years, it is

SpaceX released the following statement February 27: We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip

The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the return to flight of the Falcon 9 on January 14, 2017, at 12:54 pm EST, successfully lofting

Shortly before his death, John Glenn wrote the following letter to Jeff Bezos: **************** UNITED STATES SENATOR (Ret.) JOHN GLENN OHIO November 28, 2016 Mr.

On Saturday October 8th, 2016, NSS organized a workshop directed at recommending a space policy to the new Administration. Steve Jurvetson, a partner at the

On October 17, 2016, the upgraded Orbital ATK Antares rocket returned to flight following an October 14th, 2014 launch accident. The Antares is boosting a

On October 5, 2016, for the fifth time, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully flew to the edge of space and returned to its West

Elon Musk’s complete talk at the International Astronautical Congress on September 27, 2016.

At today’s meeting of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk, CEO of Space X, announced his bold plan to build a

Deep Space Industries announced today its plans to fly the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. Prospector-1™ will fly to and rendezvous with a near-Earth

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