Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020
123456
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin may soon be rocketing NASA scientists to the edge of space

new shepard reusable rocket launch 2016 blue originBlue Origin

  • NASA is pushing to commercialize space travel to lower the cost of getting astronauts to and from orbit.
  • The US space agency is also opening up private access to the International Space Station and, to that end, announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic for training private astronauts.
  • NASA on Tuesday also announced that it's standing up a new Suborbital Crew or "SubC" office to fly astronauts, scientists, and other agency employees on suborbital flights to the edge of space.
  • Although the agency is seeking information from the industry, leading contenders include Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, which are close to launching paying passengers on suborbital flights.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Astronauts, stand aside: NASA is booting up a program to fly other types of employees, primarily scientists, in vehicles that can touch the edge of space.

The US agency on Tuesday announced the creation of Suborbital Crew, or SubC, as the new office is called. It's an offshoot of NASA's existing Commercial Crew Program — the effort that, in May, launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: Why NASA waited nearly a decade to send astronauts into space from the US

See Also:

SEE ALSO: A new spaceship-on-a-balloon startup wants to float you high enough to see Earth's curvature and the darkness of space for roughly $125,000 per ticket

DON'T MISS: Virgin Galactic is building and testing spaceships during the coronavirus pandemic. The company's CEO explains how its high-tech workers are staying safe.



Read also

In VR You Can’t Escape The Loading Screen

How to win big on a betting accumulator

Investigative docuseries on Greg Kelley case to premiere Sunday night



News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro




Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here