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SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said late Dec. 1 that he has selected the payload that will fly on the first launch of the company’s long-delayed Falcon Heavy rocket in January: a Tesla sports car.
The co-founder of a new congressional caucus devoted to NASA said he hopes to use it to advocate for the agency’s needs in Congress once a new administrator is in place.
The businessman nominated by the White House to be the next administrator of NOAA said Nov. 29 it will be a priority for him to maintain the agency’s network of weather satellites.
“We will increase our cadence next year about 50 percent,” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, told SpaceNews in an interview last week. “We’ll fly more next year than this year, knock on wood, and I think we will probably level out at about that rate, 30 to 40 per year.”
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, the organization funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, is examining the feasibility of a private mission to a moon of Saturn.
Geospatial analytics company SpaceKnow is bringing in Jeremy Fand, a financial services industry veteran, to lead its campaign to develop new products.
A prominent venture capitalist who has been a key investor and supporter of commercial space efforts has left the firm he co-founded and is taking a leave of absence from the board of SpaceX.
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The Senate Commerce Committee voted strictly upon party lines Nov. 8 to send the nomination of Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator to the full Senate for confirmation.
As the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to advance his nomination as NASA administrator to the full Senate, Jim Bridenstine offered pledges of continuity for many key agency programs.
MDA’s $2.4 billion merger with DigitalGlobe is the biggest space acquisition to close so far this year. But MDA Corp. CEO Howard Lance sees the merger as the combination of four companies, not two.
Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee sharply criticized the nomination of Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator in a confirmation hearing Nov. 1, arguing he was not qualified for the job.