Top Stories: February 2017
Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.
Here’s our round-up for February:
LUXEMBOURGIAN MINISTER UNWILLING TO LET ESA ASTEROID MISSION DIE WITHOUT A FIGHT
A Luxembourgian politician wants to breathe new life into the European Space Agency’s cancelled Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) despite the program not garnering enough financial support to move forward. Read here.
VIRGIN GALACTIC RESUMES SPACESHIPTWO TESTING
Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. Read more here.
NASA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BOEING FOR SOYUZ SEATS
NASA has quietly signed a contract with Boeing for up to five additional Soyuz seats to provide for both additional U.S. crewmembers on the International Space Station and margin for commercial crew delays. Read about it here.
ELON AND SPACEX ARE SENDING HUMANS TO THE MOON
It seems that humans are going back to the Moon. Here’s what you need to know about this new revelation and what it means in relation to humanity’s journey into the cosmos. Read the full article here by Futurism.
Lead image: Artist’s rendering of Crew Dragon in orbit. Credit: SpaceX