The ESA BIC Prague business incubator has only been in operation for three years but with its help, a number of space start-ups has already been established. It is now gaining more and more attention in the Czech Republic, daring students and entrepreneurs to embark on space projects. “We show potential candidates what is possible […]
There is a need to inform the general public of the importance of space activities and to persuade students and entrepreneurs that work on space projects is not just for the chosen few. These are inter alia the propositions agreed on by the participants at the Space Industry Conference which took place on Wednesday 20 March […]
His very height suggests he is closer to the universe than the rest of us. In addition to sustainable architecture on Planet Earth, the Czech architect Tomáš Rousek has been designing buildings that may one day be installed on the Moon or on Mars. He also collaborates with the US government agency NASA and has […]
Their products have been to Mars and will also travel to distant Jupiter. Today, Brno-based Frentech Aerospace is one of the most successful Czech companies operating in the space industry and continues to accept new challenges. “Working in the space industry is interesting for us – it is a prestigious sector that builds on international cooperation,” […]
One does not have the chance to interview an astronaut every day. When we had the opportunity to speak to Andrew Feustel, in addition to his space achievements we were impressed by his detailed knowledge of many aspects of the Czech Republic from its history to its geography, his excellent pronunciation of difficult Czech words […]
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As part […]
"NASA's acknowledgement that SNC has completed this critical milestone and its approval of full production of the first Dream Chaser spacecraft is a major indication we are on the right path toward increasing vital science return for the industry," said John Curry, program director for CRS-2 under SNC’s Space Systems business area.
“Many of you will know how important the dream of space travel is to me personally. Ever since I watched the moon landings as a child I have looked up to the skies with wonder. We started Virgin nearly 50 years ago dreaming big and loving a challenge. Today, as I stood among a truly remarkable group of people with our eyes on the stars, we saw our biggest dream and our toughest challenge to date fulfilled," said Richard Branson.