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Event 11/17: How Are You Going to Get to Space?

Event 11/17: How Are You Going to Get to Space?
Capt. David C. Koch will share a little-known chapter in the history of commercial spaceflight, and his vision of how you’re going to get to space. Capt. Koch has been a commercial-spaceflight activist since the 1970s. While a...

Boeing CEO vows to beat Musk to Mars as new space race beckons

Boeing CEO vows to beat Musk to Mars as new space race beckons
From the Chicago Tribune, October 5, 2016: Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg sketched out a Jetsons-like future at a conference Tuesday, envisioning a commercial space-travel market with dozens of destinations orbiting the Earth and hypersonic aircraft shuttling...

On Becoming a Multi-Planetary Species

On Becoming a Multi-Planetary Species
On Tuesday, September 27th, during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, announced the company’s plans to colonize Mars, with the long-term goal of humans becoming a multi-planetary species.  Musk described an...