Spaceport America Faces Uncertain Future

Spaceport America Faces Uncertain Future

Following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two in October, space tourism faces an uncertain future, and Spaceport America is already feeling the strain. The state-owned $218.5 million facility in New Mexico is asking lawmakers to approve emergency funding to keep the facility running while waiting for Virgin Galactic spacecraft to be ready to […]

Virgin Galactic Feathering Technology Under Review

Virgin Galactic Feathering Technology Under Review

The spaceship known as Spaceship Two broke apart last Friday, killing one of the pilots and severely injuring another, sparking a call for a review of their technology known as “feathering” within Virgin Galactic, the parent company of Spaceship Two. “Feathering” is designed to rotate upward on the tail of Spaceship Two, allowing the craft […]