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Q&A with Stéphane Israël, chairman and CEO of Arianespace

December 16, 2015

Arianespace chief executive Stéphane Israël discussed his company’s outlook with Spaceflight Now, touching on the light-class Vega rocket’s business prospects, the launch manifest in 2016, Arianespace’s view of innovation in the launch market, and his plans to compete in the next decade.

Q&A with Alvaro Gimenez, ESA’s director of science

December 9, 2015

Alvaro Giménez Cañete manages the European Space Agency’s science program, a portfolio with a budget of nearly $600 million this year, and he recently spoke with Spaceflight Now about Europe’s hopes to build a gravitational wave observatory, the ExoMars mission to Mars, and tagging along with NASA’s probe to Jupiter’s moon Europa.

Q&A with Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin

November 24, 2015

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, the Internet pioneer behind, spoke with reporters Nov. 24 after a historic flight of the company’s suborbital New Shepard launch vehicle that ended with a successful vertical rocket-assisted touchdown at a landing pad in West Texas.

Q&A with George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic

November 1, 2015

Spaceflight Now recently sat down with George Whitesides, chief executive of Virgin Galactic, to discuss the company’s recovery from a fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane on a test flight last year and get an update on its air-launched rocket designed to carry small satellites into orbit.

STS-114 Post-Flight Presentation

October 31, 2015

The crew of STS-114, the first shuttle flight after the 2003 Columbia accident, present video from their mission and answer questions from the audience at Space Center Houston. (Membership required.)

Q&A with Jonathan Lunine on Enceladus’ prospects for life

October 27, 2015

On the eve of the Cassini spacecraft’s deepest pass through the polar plumes of Enceladus, Spaceflight Now’s Stephen Clark spoke with Jonathan Lunine, a member of the mission’s science team from Cornell University, about what he hopes to learn from the encounter.

Q&A with Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm’s chief executive

October 17, 2015

With plans to put 11 new-generation communications satellite on SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch, Orbcomm has moved first in line on the launch company’s manifest after a failure in June. Orbcomm’s CEO, Marc Eisenberg, spoke with Spaceflight Now’s Stephen Clark after announcing his firm’s launch plans.

Q&A with Tory Bruno, ULA’s chief executive

October 13, 2015

Tory Bruno has held the top post at United Launch Alliance for a little more than a year, and it has been anything but business as usual for the top U.S. launch provider. He recently spoke with reporters at ULA’s Cape Canaveral launch control center.

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