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Past articles by Eric:

Rocket Report: Boeing to bid SLS for military launch; Ariane chief says all is well

"We believe the proven SLS capabilities can be an asset." → Read More

Relativity Space will attempt to become a real rocket company today

Relativity Space is one of the more intriguing new space launch companies. → Read More

NASA studying unexpected performance of Orion’s heat shield ahead of crew mission

"Vigilance is very important for us as we fly crew going forward." → Read More

After nearly a decade in development, Japan’s new rocket fails in debut

Japan's science minister said the failure was "extremely regrettable." → Read More

The small launch industry is brutal—yes, even more than you thought

Enlarge / Astra's Rocket 3.1 takes off on September 11, 2020. It failed 30 seconds into flight. One of the most honest moments in a new book, When the Heavens Went on Sale, comes during a discussion between two aerospace technicians working at the rocket company Astra in December 2018. On a Sunday, Les Martin and Dave Flanagan were watching football inside an RV parked at Astra's facilities near… → Read More

The gold rush for the next round of military launch contracts has started

Everything you've ever wanted to know about military launch procurement. → Read More

Rocket Report: Rocket Lab may drop helicopter recovery; ULA up for sale?

"This turned out to be quite a happy turn of events." → Read More

After flying four astronauts into orbit, SpaceX makes its 101st straight landing

"I just feel so lucky that I get to fly on this amazing machine." → Read More

Sources say prominent US rocket-maker United Launch Alliance is up for sale

The potential sale of ULA comes with many questions for a buyer. → Read More

Shortly before liftoff, SpaceX cancels a crew launch due to igniter issues

"Standing down from tonight's launch of Crew-6 due to a TEA-TEB ground system issue." → Read More

After Vulcan comes online, ULA plans to dramatically increase launch cadence

A Vulcan flying on May the 4th is the crossover we all needed. → Read More

Rocket Report: SpaceX may see revenue spike in 2023; Terran 1 gets a date

“Each Artemis mission will be properly characterized as a test mission." → Read More

Russia claims an “external impact” damaged its Progress spacecraft

Two Russian spacecraft in two months have been struck this way. Supposedly. → Read More

Texas is planning to make a huge public investment in space

"Further investment will cement Texas as the preeminent location for innovation." → Read More

Lance Bass was kicked off a Russian spaceflight two decades ago—now he’s back

"They would put a gun to my head and be like, 'Where's the money?'" → Read More

Rocket Report: New Glenn scores NASA contract; SpaceX matches global launch output

"There’s a lot of concern on things detonating in the atmosphere." → Read More

After a decade in development, Japan’s H3 rocket is ready for its debut

"If we cannot attain that, our development program is completely stopped." → Read More

It’s not aliens. It’ll probably never be aliens. So stop. Please just stop.

"There is no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns." → Read More

Blue Origin makes a big lunar announcement without any fanfare

"Although our vision is technically ambitious, our technology is real now." → Read More

Another Russian spacecraft docked to the space station is leaking

None of this will comfort NASA as it partners with Russia on the space station. → Read More