This morning as markets opened, many investors were focused on something else — the launch of Blue Origin’s second all-civilian flight into space. Blue Origin carries with it the backing of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos, and it can tout that its flight today landed safely. Perhaps more importantly, this morning’s voyage included actor William…

Space stocks are taking off on Thursday and it’s all thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX reaching a major milestone. Source: Shutterstock SpaceX successfully launched an all-civilian crew into space today via its Inspiration4 mission. The four crew members of this mission include a billionaire tech entrepreneur, a geoscientist, a physician assistant, as well as a…

Astra Space (NASDAQ:ASTR) has failed to reach escape velocity. In fact, ASTR stock came back down to earth following a recent underwhelming launch. Source: Astra / John Kraus Throw in the fact that it came public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and that space stocks have been slipping, and ASTR stock has been…