Space Economy

Race to Space: The Commercial Space Age Has Begun

SpaceX was the first private company to take NASA astronauts into orbit, in this case towards the International Space Station (ISS) which travels around the Earth between 400 and 500 kilometers high.  It did so with its Dragon transport capsule carried to final orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket, all proprietary material, [...]

Space Satellites

Space Satellites to Help Solve Environmental Challenges

NASA has been visiting space since the 1950s when it was created. One of its earliest missions was to launch space satellites to communicate with stations on Earth. In 2022, the¬†federal aerospace agency¬†will launch six small satellites called “smallsats” to observe tropical storms on Earth. It will help scientists understand [...]