International Space Station

WSJ: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Has a ‘De Facto Monopoly’ with 88% of Space Launches

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has emerged as the dominant force in the rocket-launch market, handling a staggering 88 percent of customer flights from American launch sites in the first half of 2023. One former Air Force space operations officer explains, “The fact is that the competition can’t field anything right now and that makes SpaceX a de facto monopoly.”

Elon Musk strikes a SpaceX pose (pool/Getty)

NASA Unveils Plan to Destroy the International Space Station

NASA has released a new statement outlining how it plans to operate the International Space Station until 2030. It will then be destroyed by plummeting the station out of orbit into a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The agency plans to transition operations to commercial space stations in the future.

House panel to consider International Space Station's future

Satellite Built by Israeli Students Launched into Space

After a delay of about a month, the tiny Israeli Duchifat 2 satellite was launched Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite, a project of the Israeli Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and the Herzliya Municipality, was launched on the Atlas 5 launcher to the International Space Station.

PALMACHIM, ISRAEL - JUNE 11: In this handout photo released by the Israeli Aerospace Indus