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AWS sent a Snowcone to space

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it quietly sent one of its AWS Snowcone edge computing and storage devices into space on the...

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Max Q: Insertion burn

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Max Q: Near and far

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Max Q: Space goes SPAC

Max Q: SpaceX caps the Crew Dragon fleet at four, funding for hyperspectral imaging startup Pixxel, a week with Space Capital's Chad Anderson

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Watch Blue Origin launch a six-person crew to suborbital space live

Blue Origin is gearing up for its first crewed launch of the year, and fourth crewed launch overall, as the company seeks to expand its budding space...

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NASA is looking for a second company to develop a human moon lander alongside SpaceX

NASA is looking for a second company to develop a human moon lander alongside SpaceX

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Max Q: All eyes on Astra

Hi folks, welcome back to Max Q. This week we have news on rockets both small (Astra’s Rocket 3.3) and very, very large (NASA’s Space...

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Blue Origin will fly SNL’s Pete Davidson to space on March 23

Pete Davidson will go to space thanks to Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, on March 23. The Saturday Night Live star will be the first SNL cast member...

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The robotic arm of the law

It’s hard to know where to start this week. Any temporary slowdown we might have experienced over the holidays has been wiped away. Once again, we...

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Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There’s widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very...

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William Shatner’s space voyage is becoming an Amazon documentary

Earlier this year William Shatner became the oldest person to ever fly to space, and his trip is now set to become an Amazon Prime documentary called...

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NASA awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman over $400M in contracts to avoid space station gap

Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030,...

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NASA details intent to replace the International Space Station with a commercial space station by 2030

NASA’s auditing body, the Office of Audits, has produced a report detailing the agency’s commitment to replacing the International Space...

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Blue Origin sets six-person tourist trip to space for Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard Churchley and first parent-child duo

Blue Origin has announced its next human spaceflight: a six-person launch set for December 9. This is the first time that Blue Origin is flying a...

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Crewed Artemis moon landing pushed back to 2025, NASA says

Blue Origin’s failed lawsuit against NASA over the Human Landing System (HLS) contract, which was thrown out by a judge last week and the growing...

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Max Q: No (American) boots on the moon until 2025, NASA says

Hello and welcome back to Max Q! I know I said this last week, but TC Sessions: Space is right around the corner and we’d love for you to join....

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Federal judge quashes Bezos’ lawsuit against NASA over SpaceX contract

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin against NASA over the agency’s decision to award a lunar lander...

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Blue Origin, Boeing and others join Sierra Space to build commercial space station

The orbital real estate rush is just getting started as Sierra Space released more details on its plans to launch a private space station, with news...

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Max Q: Sierra Space, Blue Origin, Boeing and others stake out space real estate

It feels odd to be living in a time when companies are announcing their plans to develop commercial space stations and yet, here we are!

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Senate budget committee tells NASA to select two developers for lunar lander program

The Human Landing System saga is far from over. Senators on Monday released a draft version of the appropriation bill that governs NASA’s budget...

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches 4-person crew, including William Shatner, to space

That’s two out of two successful crewed launches for Blue Origin, as the company today sent a crew of four people, including actor William Shatner,...

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Watch Blue Origin launch 4-person crew, including William Shatner, to space live

Barely three months after Blue Origin successfully sent its first crewed rocket to orbit, it’s poised for another launch on Wednesday, October...

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To continue exploring space sustainably, we must act now

We’re at the start of a gold rush in outer space — and our track record for the sustainable development of any environment during gold rushes...

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William Shatner to fly on Blue Origin’s next human spaceflight on October 12

Blue Origin’s next passenger list will include TV and film space exploration veteran William Shatner, along with Blue Origin’s own Audrey...

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Max Q: Blue Origin puts safety in the backseat, workers claim

Hello, readers: Welcome back to Max Q. First, an introduction: I’m Aria Alamalhodaei, the resident space and transportation reporter here at...

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Chief Blue Origin complaint author disputes cause of termination, while the space company’s CEO does damage control

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith wasted no time responding to allegations of a hostile work environment, sending an internal letter to employees Thursday...

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Current and former employees raise major safety concerns, allegations of sexual harassment at Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos just can’t get away from labor issues. The beleaguered billionaire, who has faced repeated and persistent criticism over working...

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US Space Force awards $87.5M to Rocket Lab, SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA for next-gen rocket testing

The U.S. Space Force, the military branch spun out of the Air Force in December 2019, has announced its next batch of awards for projects related to...

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