SpaceX plans to launch two NASA astronauts on Wednesday, the first time Elon Musk's company has launched people to space.
Michael SheetzSpaceX is one day away from its most important milestone yet, launching NASA astronauts to space for the 1st time.
Here's everything you need to know about Demo-2: Why it matters, who and what is launching, and the current mission plan.
The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters.
Michael SheetzThe White House is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the Moon, under a US-sponsored international agreement called "the Artemis Accords," reports @joroulette.
The draft pact has yet to be formally shared with US allies.
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck told CNBC that the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the space industry is in "early days," as he expects a tough environment for at least 18 more months.
Michael SheetzI’ve been reporting on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the space industry, but what’s next?
Rocket Lab CEO @Peter_J_Beck and I talked through his perspective on VC, government stimulus, the supply chain, and much more
It’s a small step for man, but a giant leap for private spaceflight.
Michael SheetzThe Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal:
SpaceX's Demo-2 mission is "a giant leap for private spaceflight ... NASA is calling it 'a new era of human spaceflight,' and the agency is right."
Six SpaceX employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to an internal company memo seen by CNBC.
Michael SheetzSpaceX has now had 6 employees test positive for coronavirus, according to an internal memo I saw today, while company operations are continuing due to its "mission essential" designation from the Pentagon & NASA.
San Francisco-area rocket builder Astra recently reduced its staff, a person told CNBC, in order to survive coronavirus delays.
Michael SheetzSan Francisco-area rocket builder Astra recently cut its headcount to about 120 employees from about 150 (with the majority furloughed for 3 months), giving the company enough runway to last until first quarter 2021.
The coronavirus crisis is bringing the United States economy to screeching halt, as satellite imagery shows every sector getting hit.
Michael SheetzThe US economy has come to a standstill amid the coronavirus crisis.
I gathered satellite imagery and alternative data to show the stark drop in consumer and business activity across the country
Michael Sheetz@planetlabs@iceyefi@Maxar All of this matters because these alternative data sources are essentially what is available to track the scope of the economic damage so far. The Labor Dept's report of a staggering 3.28 million jobless claims is just the beginning.
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