Rocketplane’s woes

Anyone who has been following the status of Rocketplane Global for some time knows the company has run into major difficulties because of problems raising money. (See this video interview with Rocketplane’s Chuck Lauer from the Space Access ’09 conference earlier this year.) But the company is getting renewed media attention recently, particularly in Oklahoma, [...]

Virgin lands an investor

One year ago today Virgin Galactic rolled out WhiteKnightTwo, the carrier aircraft for SpaceShipTwo. Yesterday the aircraft made a cross-country flight from Mojave to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the EAA AirVenture air show. That last milestone had been anticipated for some time, but the announcement the company made this morning was something of a surprise: bringing [...]

A review of space tourism in Europe

I was on vacation last week in London, but that did not stop me from making a visit to the Royal Aeronautical Society last Tuesday for their “Space Tourism: A New Industry in the Making” conference. I’ve written up some highlights of the conference in The Space Review this week.

One of the bigger developments [...]