China’s ‘unprecedented’ space mission blasts off to the far side of the moon to collect samples

A Long March 5 rocket, carrying the Chang’e-6 mission lunar probe, lifts off as it rains at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan Province on May 3, 2024.  Hector Retamal | Afp | Getty Images China on Friday launched a space probe to collect samples from the far side of the moon … Read more

Kam Ghaffarian sets his sights on the stars with space companies

Jeff Bezos wants to build permanent outposts on the moon and colonize space. Richard Branson wants to make spaceflight as commonplace as air travel. Elon Musk wants to settle Mars to make humanity multiplanetary. IBX’s Kam Ghaffarian wants to go even further: the stars. “There’s this common denominator of combining altruism, to do something purposeful … Read more

Denver-Boulder area benefits from burgeoning aerospace industry

These giant white structures called radomes at Buckley Space Force Base in Colorado house massive satellite dishes. CNBC This story is part of CNBC’s quarterly Cities of Success series, which explores cities that have transformed into business hubs with an entrepreneurial spirit that has attracted capital, companies and employees. In the shadow of the Rocky … Read more

Sierra Space CEO talks IPO plans, satellite launch and Dream Chaser

A render of Sierra Space’s Velocity satellite bus Credit: Sierra Space Amid preparations for its spaceplane’s maiden flight and an initial public offering as soon as next year, Sierra Space is expanding its satellite offerings.   Ahead of the much-anticipated solar eclipse, the commercial space unicorn unveiled its aptly named Eclipse line of satellite buses … Read more

Americans converge on the path of totality to experience the solar eclipse

The moon eclipses the sun during a total solar eclipse across North America, in Bloomington, Indiana, on April 8, 2024. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Today marks a total solar eclipse that is expected to cross the United States as millions of Americans try to position themselves in the path of totality to … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hit with NLRB complaint over severance

The SpaceX logo is shown on a Falcon 9 rocket as it is prepared for launch to carry NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 2, 2024. Joe Skipper | … Read more

Intuitive Machines (LUNR) Q4 results: Improved cash position, backlog

The IM-1 lander “Odysseus” in lunar orbit on Feb. 21, 2024. Intuitive Machines Intuitive Machines is building on the successes of its inaugural moon mission, reporting fourth-quarter results on Thursday and saying it now has “sufficient capital for the near term.” The lunar company revealed that its cash balance at the end of the year … Read more

SpaceX Starship rocket set for third test flight launch

[The livestream is slated to start at 8:52 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] SpaceX is set to attempt a third test flight of its Starship rocket on Thursday, as the company looks to push development of the mammoth vehicle past new milestones. Elon Musk’s company … Read more

SpaceX cleared to attempt third Starship launch Thursday

SpaceX’s next-generation Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket is prepared for a third launch from the company’s Boca Chica launchpad on an uncrewed test flight, near Brownsville, Texas, on March 13, 2024. Joe Skipper | Reuters Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to launch its third Starship test flight as soon as Thursday morning … Read more