The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting Earth for almost two decades, and just like that old Buick in your garage, it’s getting more expensive to keep the thing running. So, NASA might cut its losses in a few years to pump more cash into other space exploration initiatives.
The space exploratory focus is slowly shifting back to the moon, and now Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin is making a pitch to be a key player in the process. Put simply: Blue Origin wants to help colonize the moon.
It goes without saying that 2016 hasn’t been the greatest year, claiming artists and actors that will leave us reeling well after the calendar flips. But 2017 brings a fresh start— and as NASA points out — some very exciting space projects.
SpaceX was on track to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017 with its Dragon capsule, then a rocket mysteriously blew up on the launchpad. So the company is officially delaying manned flights until 2018.