Getting the dirt on space research.

Washington has had a space cluster since the beginning of the space program. Companies like Aerojet and Boeing paved the way for newcomers who are finding new ways to not only explore the cosmos, but make it commercially viable. A small startup called Off Planet...

New Glenn program takes off.

If you think Blue Origin is content with space tourism as a business model, check out their New Glenn platform. Named after the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, the new rocket is now under production with a first test flight scheduled for 2020. Toward that...

SpaceX’s BFR has Washington connection.

SpaceX is moving full speed ahead with its massive BFR rocket system, capable of ferrying 100 explorers to the Moon or Mars and back. The company has turned to Janicki Industries for testing of the new carbon-fiber fuel tank used in the spacecraft. A pressure test of...

Washington-made SpaceX satellites to take flight.

Washington’s commercial space cluster is about to experience a new test of its engineering and design prowess with the launch of two prototype satellites this month. If everything goes smoothly, the Redmond-based SpaceX facility will put the first of thousands...

Blue Origin buys more land to expand.

Washington’s commercial space cluster keeps growing by leaps and bounds. The latest announcement comes from Blue Origin, which purchased 31 acres of property near their current world headquarters in Kent, Washington for expansion. The four parcels sold for $14...

Democratizing outer space with a small satellite revolution.

Learning more about our own planet, gathering global intelligence to help commercial industries,academics and government agencies is the mission of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries. Their BlackSky constellation of data collecting satellites gives customers an...

Washington State space and tech teams awarded NASA grants.

The depth and breadth of expertise in aerospace and technology has positioned Washington State companies as leaders in outer space exploration. Seven Washington businesses have won a share of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business...

Blue Origin nabs prestigious award.

Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin has been awarded the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy for “successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle through five successful test flights of a single booster and engine, all of...

To the moon (and back).

Blue Origin has debuted its new BE-4 engine, which will power a new generation of rockets, including the company’s own New Glenn spacecraft. A follow-on to New Shepard, the New Glenn will have the capability of flying missions to the moon. The new engines were...

Building better, bigger rockets.

Washington State has been a leader in aerospace manufacturing for over a century. And, as the design of spacecraft, rockets and booster systems grows in the state, so does the manufacturing side of the equation. Blue Origin, one of several Washington-based space...
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