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  • 71st International Astronautical Congress to take place in Dubai

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 24th, 2019

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre signed a contract to host the 71st International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Lockheed Martin seeks commercial participation on Orion flights

    Curt GodwinOctober 9th, 2018

    Could Lockheed Martin's Orion spacecraft be used for commercial purposes? A new proposal suggests it can.

  • Lockheed martin unveils reusable lander to pair with Lunar Gateway

    Joe LatrellOctober 4th, 2018

    Lockheed Martin has proposed a reusable lunar lander that could reignite exploration of the surface of the Moon by humans.

  • Lockheed Martin unveils its ‘Mars Base Camp’ initiative

    Jason RhianSeptember 29th, 2017

    While NASA is working toward its Journey to Mars, contractors working with the space agency have started announcing their own plans. SpaceX was also slated to make its own announcement about Mars. Now, Lockheed Martin has thrown its hat into the Martian ring. During the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin announced its new Mars Base Camp initiative.

  • Boeing hints at delayed first crewed flight of Starliner

    Bart LeahySeptember 29th, 2017

    Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on September 26, 2017, Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew and mission systems, discussed testing of the company’s commercial crew spacecraft.

  • Video: SpaceX reveals its Interplanetary Transport System

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 27th, 2016

    SpaceX released a video about its new Interplanetary Transportation System. More details are being presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today (Sept. 27) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 GMT).

  • SpaceX shows mach diamonds are a rocket’s best friend with Raptor sneak peek

    Curt GodwinSeptember 26th, 2016

    SpaceX conducted the first firing of the company's Raptor engine. The test comes as the NewSpace firm prepares to make a major announcement about its plans to send crews to the Red Planet.

  • SpaceX sends Raptor to Texas for testing

    Derek RichardsonAugust 10th, 2016

    In a keynote address at a Utah conference about small satellites, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell talked about how the company is working to fly CubeSats and other small spacecraft as a side payload on upcoming vehicles, including the Falcon Heavy and Red Dragon. She also mentioned the company has shipped the first Raptor engine to their McGregor, Texas, test facility for firing.