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FAA Opens the Door to Starbase

FAA Opens the Door to Starbase

For months, Musk and the FAA have clashed, shutting down all StarBase related flight opportunities related to the Starship/Super Heavy rocket, the largest rocket ever built. From environmental impacts and protests to size regulations, the “gateway to Mars” has remained bolted shut, but the door may be opening ever so slightly.

The Mission that Changed Everything

The Mission that Changed Everything

“On behalf of the 30,000 professional and student members of AIAA, we are excited to congratulate Elon Musk, the SpaceX team, and the Inspiration4 crew on their accomplishments! The Inspiration4 mission represents a huge step toward opening up access to space for all of us. Together, the SpaceX team and the Inspiration4 crew are accelerating our off-world future, helping extend the human neighborhood beyond planet Earth.”

Zoom Call from Space

Zoom Call from Space

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth. St. Jude is the charitable beneficiary of Inspiration4. Our goal is to raise $200 million for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases in honor of this mission.

Civilians in Space - Day 1

Civilians in Space – Day 1

The four civilian astronauts completed uphill phasing burns to reach their intended 575-mile circular orbit. They’ve doffed (or taken off) their suits, configured their cabin, completed their first round of medical research, and orbited the Earth five and a half times before heading to bed.

PIONEERS! We can ALL go to Space!

PIONEERS! We can ALL go to Space!

The bar in space is about to reach an unprecedented new level as four civilians climb to one of the highest points in space, miles above the International Space Station.

FAA Bans Virgin Galactic Spaceflights

FAA Bans Virgin Galactic Spaceflights

The FAA announced the grounding of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle until there’s a completed investigation regarding the vehicle’s July 11th flight which resulted in the vehicle flying outside of its designated airspace over Spaceport America, New Mexico.

Firefly Aerospace

FireFly Experiences Unplanned Disassembly

The Firefly Aerospace inaugural orbital launch ended in an anomaly that led to the loss of the vehicle just after reaching max q which is when the spacecraft experiences the most aerodynamic stress just before leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.

Magnificent Jupiter

Jupiter is more than twice as massive than the other planets of our solar system combined with massive storms that rage for centuries.

NASA Space Launch System DELAYED

NASA Space Launch System DELAYED

After years of delays and billions of dollars over budget, we may have to wait longer to see the Space Launch System (or SLS) rocket take flight.

Expanding Access to Space for All Humanity

Space for Humanity is organizing the planet’s first Sponsored Citizen Astronaut Program, where leaders, from any walk of life, can apply for an opportunity to go to space and experience the Overview Effect: the cognitive shift in awareness that occurs when a human being looks down on the Earth from space.

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