Douglas Messier is the managing editor of Parabolicarc.com, a daily online blog founded in 2007 that covers space tourism, space commercialization, human spaceflight and planetary exploration. Douglas earned a journalism degree from Rider University in New Jersey as well as a certificate in interdisciplinary space studies from the International Space University. He also earned a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. You can follow Douglas's latest project on Twitter and Parabolicarc.com.
A stunning animation uses 20 years of results from environmental satellites to show seasonal and environmental changes to the surface of planet Earth.
Before laying out his ambitious plan for humanity's future in space, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos had a bit of news to deliver during a gala dinner in Los Angeles Friday night.
The Sierra Nevada Corp. is slowly but surely preparing its Dream Chaser space plane for orbital cargo flights, and the company hasn't given up on crewed flights either.
The Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser space plane, which is scheduled to ferry cargo to the International Space Station by 2020, completed a critical test flight today.
A small California company named NovaWurks is building satellites around its instruments, as a way to maximize the amount of scientific gear the spacecraft can carry.
The aerospace company Boeing has a grand plan to build a space station near the moon that could serve to prepare astronaut to travel to Mars.
Technologies that would service and refuel satellites in orbit are finally ready for demonstration, according to a panel of business and government experts.
Artist's illustration showing the planned Stratolaunch system, which will launch satellites using a rocket carried into the sky by a giant airplane.
NASA will launch a pair of tiny CubeSats toward the Red Planet in March 2016 to provide real-time landing coverage for the space agency's Mars InSight lander.
Cubesats have pushed beyond the sphere of academia, becoming major tools for governments conducting a variety of missions and for companies earning revenues from space.
A look at Masten Space System's plans for the U.S. military's proposed Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) vehicle. Masten is one of three companies holding XS-1 design contracts.
It's a dream older than the Space Age itself: a fully reusable rocket that can fly into space, deploy its cargo, return to Earth and then do it again rapidly, cheaply and with minimal maintenance.