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Former Nasa scientist Bidushi Bhattacharya, 52, is on a quest to make outer space more accessible to a wider market. Annabeth Leow finds out more from the co-founder and chief executive of Bhattacharya Space Enterprises about her two big dreams - taking small satellites to the mass market, complete with a space-flight simulator, as well as building a start-up incubator for space technology in Singapore....

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We are very excited that Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two successfully glided back down to the dessert floor after release from the mothership. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WQ0KjScOU[/embed]   Space is innately a risky business, though the successes outnumber the failures substantially.  That's why, even though the Soyuz loss is disappointing, I'm looking forward to the next Progress launch, as each of these many successes will lead to the ultimate journey of flying...

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[easy-tweet tweet="Planet Earth is at the brink of an era of exponential growth in space technology in 2017++, when startups with backing from Google, SpaceX, etc., will launch to the Moon, and Mars, and beyond. " user="astro_bidushi" hashtags="#NewSpace" url="https://bse-space.com/2016/11/29/newspace-in-2017/"]When people ask why we are so driven to help startups get into the space business, here is what we say: Planet Earth is at the brink of an...

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