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December 8, 2018

This is a Martian selfie from the InSight lander

After a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, NASA’s InSight lander is stretching out and preparing to unpack at its final destination. InSight touched down safely on the […]
December 7, 2018

NASA and SpaceX still aiming for January commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON — While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials […]
December 6, 2018

The Most Powerful Ion Drive in Space Is Ready for Its to Visit Mercury

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury that left Earth on Oct. 19 has a long, seven-year journey ahead of it, but the spacecraft just ticked off an important milestone. On Dec. 2, the […]
December 5, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Launches to Space Station Today. Here’s How to Watch Live.

SpaceX is set to launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station and land a rocket back on Earth today (Dec. 5), and you can […]
December 4, 2018

SpaceX Just Misses Catching Rocket Nose Cone — But Still Plans to Reuse It

SpaceX didn’t manage to catch the rocket nose cone that fell back to Earth during today’s epic launch, but the company plans to reuse the $6 […]
December 3, 2018

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasts off into space

3 astronauts take part in 1st manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is making his way to the International Space Station […]
December 2, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
November 30, 2018

NASA selects nine companies for commercial lunar lander program

WASHINGTON — NASA has picked nine companies, ranging from startups to aerospace giants, to be eligible for future contracts to deliver payloads to the surface of […]
November 29, 2018

Russians Are Struggling to Keep Soyuz Reliable, Space Expert Warns Ahead of Crew Launch

While the Soyuz spacecraft has been delivering crews to space for decades, with a history of reliability over that time, changes in the industry mean that Russia is […]