How should the FAA regulate commercial spaceflight?

Jul 26, 2021
The industry's growth raises questions about how the FAA manages spaceports and their impact on surrounding communities.
Kevin Lang, vice president of the Little Cumberland homeowners association in Georgia, has been fighting a spaceport proposal that would involve launching rockets over members' homes.
Emma Hurt

When Bezos and Branson head into space, they and their companions fly at their own risk

Jul 5, 2021
Congress put a moratorium on regulating commercial human space flight to help the industry get off the ground.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has plans to send people to the moon.
Blue Origin

The evolution of the race to the cosmos

Apr 6, 2018
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are two of the biggest names in tech. They're also headlining the modern day space race.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for tomorrow's lift-off on February 5, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
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What will be the fallout from SpaceX blast?

Sep 1, 2016
Experts say the explosion probably won't derail the private space industry.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 carrying the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite on SpaceXs first deep space mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in February 2015. One of SpaceX's rockets exploded during a routine test the morning of September 1, 2016.

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Rural Georgia county sees space as economic engine

Feb 3, 2016
County hopes to build a private spaceport, and create Georgia’s own space coast
The SpaceX CRS-Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

New law updates guidelines for space industry

Nov 27, 2015
New law permits American companies to keep materials they mine in space.