NASA will launch its Artemis I mission this week, the first in a long line of missions to return to the Moon. SpaceX will launch more Starlink satellites, and Blue Origin will ferry NASA satellites.
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We have some interesting launches due this week. Not only will Blue Origin send more tourists to the edge of space, but South Korea will send its first lunar mission to the Moon with SpaceX's help.
We've got a quiet week in rocket launches in the coming week with just SpaceX having a confirmed launch so far. Blue Origin may also carry out a mission but that's not locked in yet.
In the upcoming week, SpaceX, ULA, and Blue Origin are expected to launch missions. The latter will get its first repeat customer, Evan Dick, taking a go on the New Shepard launch vehicle again.
Amazon has procured 83 rocket launches to put its Project Kuiper internet-beaming satellites into orbit. It'll work with Arianespace, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance over five years.
This week should be interesting as there are two private-sector manned missions. The first is another Blue Origins New Shepard mission while the second will see Axiom Space astronauts go to the ISS.
The next week in space launches certainly looks interesting with a manned mission from Roscosmos carrying tourists to the ISS and a manned mission from Blue Origin carrying Alan Shepard's daughter.
William Shatner is about to embark on a short mission to space today. The event will be live-streamed from 12:30 p.m. UTC for those who want to watch. Read on for details on how to watch the launch.
This week there are a number of notable rocket launches. William Shatner will experience space, more taikonauts are going to the CSS and NASA is launching Lucy to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
Next week is set to be very quiet in terms of rocket launches but as long as everything goes to plan, we could see Firefly Aerospace perform the maiden flight of the Alpha rocket carrying 26 CubeSats.
Elon Musk has taken a dig at Jeff Bezos, saying that he retired from Amazon to pursue a full-time role filing lawsuits against SpaceX. This follows Amazon urging the FCC to deny Starlink plans.
In the next week, Blue Origin is planning to launch the first New Shepard mission since the company's founder, Jeff Bezos, took a ride to space aboard one of these re-usable rockets.
In a letter to NASA's Administrator, Bill Nelson, Jeff Bezos has offered to waive off payments of up to $2 billion. He believes this will enable NASA to embrace "dual-source" strategy.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though.
Jeff Bezos thanked the hardworking Amazon employees as well as customers for funding his 11-minute trip to space. Yesterday Bezos became the second billionaire to fly to space after Richard Branson.
Jeff Bezos will fly into space today aboard New Shepard, built by his company Blue Origin. He will be accompanied by his brother and two others, and you can watch the space flight via livestream.
In the upcoming week, Jeff Bezos is set to become the second billionaire to travel to space aboard one of his own rockets. He will travel with his brother, Mark, and 82-year-old Wally Funk.
Jeff Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space with his brother on July 20. The pair will be flying on the first New Shepard crewed mission following a series of test flights of the craft.
There aren't too many launches this week but SpaceX is prepping its next Starship mission where it will attempt to perfect the landing procedure so it can move on in the testing process.
The next week will feature an interesting launch from Blue Origin, the firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Astronauts will practice getting aboard the craft ready for a crewed mission in the future.