Private space station missions, Amazon’s big rocket buy, and NASA’s next budget. Here is an overview of the latest space news – Are we there yet – Space


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launches on the Axiom 1 (Ax-1) mission to the International Space Station with Commander Michael López-Alegría of Spain and U.S. Pilot Larry Connor of the United States and Mission Specialists Eytan Stibbe of Israel and Mark Pathy of Canada onboard, Friday, April 8, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Ax-1 mission is the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

The first fully private crew to head to the space station is currently conducting science experiments aboard the station. This is a significant milestone for commercial space and the first of many developments in the private sector that are gaining momentum with respect to low Earth orbit. Ahead, what awaits us for the commercial space?

Additionally, Amazon is making a big move into the satellite internet constellation business with a huge rocket purchase. What impact will this have on the launch industry?

And the Biden administration has submitted its budget proposal for the next NASA budget, and it’s a big budget. Who is the big winner if he passes?

And these are not the only space news headlines worth mentioning. The last few weeks have been busy on the beat of space. We’ll be chatting with Anthony Colangelo, he covers spaceflight and the aerospace industry on his podcast Main engine shutdown.

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