Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

In what has been a difficult week for private space companies, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded and crashed during a test flight in Mojave, California on Friday. SpaceShipTwo, a private suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism, was conducting its fourth powered flight test over the Mojave Desert when, according to Virgin Galactic, “the vehicle suffered a […]

Sierra Nevada Corporation Protests NASA Commercial Crew Award

Update: According to a statement released on NASA’s website, “Pursuant to the GAO protest, NASA instructed Boeing and SpaceX to suspend performance of the contracts. ” The Sierra Nevada Corporation has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against NASA over contract the company was vying for that the agency awarded to Boeing and […]