Tag Archives: space rocket


NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

02 February, 2019 1:12 pm 1:12 pm

ORLANDO (Reuters) – NASA said it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Boeing Co. A possible purchase “provides flexibility and back-up capability” as the companies build rocket-and-capsule launch systems … Read More

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

10 October, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – A Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut were safe after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing. The two-man crew, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague, landed unharmed on the Kazakh … Read More

Boeing rocket for NASA over budget, could further delay launch

10 October, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 am

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Boeing Co is building the largest rocket in NASA’s history but the aerospace giant’s “poor performance” has resulted in an $8.9 billion price tag that is double the initial budget and could further delay the launch, the US space agency’s watchdog office said. The first test launch of the Space Launch … Read More

Paul Allen’s space firm details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle

08 August, 2018 9:08 am 9:08 am

SEATTLE (Reuters) – The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen  unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market. With its rockets, Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems Corp is trying to cash in on higher demand in the coming years for … Read More