Jan 16, 2020
LEESBURG, Virginia, Jan. 16, 2020 – Educational non-profit Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! experience has been selected to kick-off the January 2020 Florida Space Day event in Tallahassee, Florida. During the Go For Launch! Florida Space Day Tallahassee experience, Tallahassee high school students will have the opportunity to create space exploration research endeavors and compete to have their student-designed project, that may benefit humans both off and on the Earth, launched to and conducted on the International Space Station.
Jan 9, 2020
Press Release From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards in recognition of leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space industry. The United States is undergoing a renaissance in space, and the commercial industry plays a pivotal role in this major transformation.The 2020 winners are:Higher Orbits: The Patti Grace Smith STEM Award Winner: Higher Orbits is recognized for its leadership as an educator committed to scientific excellence and the expansion of knowledge for the next generation of commercial space pioneers.
Jan 9, 2020
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards in recognition of leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space industry. The United States is undergoing a renaissance in space, and the commercial industry plays a pivotal role in this major transformation.
Dec 21, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
Thousands of postcards, an array of science experiments and a couple of art projects took a suborbital ride to space today on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship, during a test flight aimed at blazing a trail for space travelers.Today’s uncrewed flight was the 12th test mission for the New Shepard program, which is just one of the space initiatives being pursued by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space venture. It’s been seven months since the previous test flight in May.Liftoff from Blue Origin’s suborbital launch facility in West Texas came one day after weather concerns forced a postponement. Even today, the launch team had to wait for heavy fog to clear before sending up the 60-foot-tall reusable spacecraft at 11:53 a.m. CT (9:53 a.m. PT).