Jeff Bezos, center, celebrates New Shepard's Nov. 23 test flight with the Blue Origin team. Credit: Blue Origin

Bezos Boast Draws Musk into Twitter Tiff

Elon Musk took to Twitter to remind Jeff Bezos — not to mention the SpaceX founder's 2.9 million Twitter followers— that Blue Origin was not the first to vertically launch and land a reusable suborbital rocket.

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in October.  Credit: Adrian Cadiz/OSD/Flickr
Launch Policy & Politics

McCain Urges Appropriators To Uphold RD-180 Ban

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), to reject the idea of inserting a provision into a must-pass federal spending bill that would give the U.S. military access to a controversial Russian rocket engine until an alternative becomes available.