News with "UP Aerospace" as a topic

Did you ever notice the relationship between the difficulty of getting into something and your willingness to get out? To put it another way, the more time and energy, sweat, blood and toil invested in creating a relationship, a business, or a space program, the less willingness over time there is to get out.  And how important is the - "other woman, company or rocket" in the whole thing? Do we as a nation want ...


 

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NASA has selected seven companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space. 

As part of NASA's Flight Opportunities Program, each successful vendor will receive an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. These two-year contracts, worth a combined total of $10 million, will allow NASA to draw from a pool of commercial space companies to deliver payload integration and flight ...


I am preparing to speak to the customers of Virgin Galactic who are here for the events at the Spaceport. We are discussing philanthropy today. Virgin Galactic customers have started a program to support the education projects we are flying from Spaceport America. Granted, none of the education experiments will be flying on the Virgin systems for a few years, however, there is a commitment by the customers to support space education.

Together with my organization, ...


Who knows? You might end up in space. That was the closing line in a recent Wall Street Journal written by Mary Kissel. She interviewed Richard Branson recently to discuss his new book, "Screw Business as Usual". Now that the 2011 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is done, we are focusing on the next Student Launch which will be held in June. After an almost monastic existence necessary to ...