Tag: rocket

  • How Elon Musk’s SpaceX is changing American space flight | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How Elon Musk’s SpaceX is changing American space flight

    It has been nearly a decade since an American space crew last lifted off from U.S. soil in a spacecraft built here. That’s expected to change Wednesday afternoon with the relaunch of manned space flight. But the occasion will be very different from past launches, as this time, a private company is leading the way…

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  • Need a new car? Want to launch a rocket? 3D print it with metal. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Need a new car? Want to launch a rocket? 3D print it with metal.

    Metal 3D printing is entering a new dimension, moving from small volume and prototyping to full-scale manufacturing. Miles reports on two innovative companies that are taking metal 3D printing to the limits: Relativity, which wants to 3D print entire rockets, and Desktop Metal, which is set to provide industrial manufacturers with production-scale 3D printers. Is…

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  • Bigelow announces new company, roadmap to private space stations | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Bigelow announces new company, roadmap to private space stations

    Robert Bigelow, the real estate developer-turned-space entrepreneur, announced the creation of a new company today: Bigelow Space Operations. The new outfit will manage and operate spacefaring habitats designed by the existing Bigelow Aerospace–ones they hope will soon fly solo or attached to the International Space Station (ISS). Perhaps better known for his real estate empire…

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