Year in Space: Jeff Bezos and his billionaire rivals finally usher in the age of commercial spaceflight

Jeff Bezos uncorks the bubbly after riding Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship. (Blue Origin Photo) For 25 years, I’ve been recapping the top stories about space…

Bezos, Branson and the billionaire space race: What to watch when Amazon’s founder blasts off

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos shows off a mockup of Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule during a 2017 space conference. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Sir Richard…

Virgin Galactic announces deal with Boeing subsidiary to build next-gen motherships

An artist’s conception shows a Virgin Galactic mothership in flight. (Virgin Galactic Illustration) Virgin Galactic says it will partner with Aurora Flight Sciences, a Virginia-based Boeing subsidiary,…