Artist’s concept of Spaceport Colorado, which backers want to build at Front Range Airport about 10 kilometers from Denver International Airport. Credit: HDR in association with Luis Vidal + Architects

Waiting for liftoff

Commercial spaceports are growing faster than the launch companies they plan to host. What do they do while they wait? The commercial spaceflight industry has suffered its share of setbacks in the last decade...
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Building the Roc

Stratolaunch’s very large airplane has a very short name: Roc, after the mythological giant bird of prey. At least, that’s its name for now. During a rare media tour of the company’s giant hangar at the Mo...