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April 15, 2020

Air Force eyeing technology to monitor space traffic near the moon

A team of space startups received an Air Force contract to develop a concept to collect and manage lunar intelligence. WASHINGTON — Under a U.S. Air […]
April 14, 2020

Bridenstine says Crew Dragon could launch with astronauts at end of May

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he is “fairly confident” that astronauts can fly to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship at the end […]
April 13, 2020

Virgin Orbit completes final major test before first LauncherOne flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit completed a captive carry test flight of its LauncherOne system April 12, the final major milestone before the company performs its first […]
April 12, 2020

Virgin Orbit’s VOX Space wins $35 million U.S. Space Force launch contract

The contract is for three dedicated launches to deliver 44 small satellites to low Earth orbit. WASHINGTON — VOX Space, a subsidiary of Virgin Orbit that […]
April 11, 2020

NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home […]
April 9, 2020

Soyuz launches new crew to the International Space Station

WASHINGTON — A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a new crew to the International Space Station April 9 on a mission that overcame complications from a global […]
April 7, 2020

NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide […]
April 5, 2020

NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration

WASHINGTON — NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base camp” at the south pole of […]
April 4, 2020

Third Starship prototype destroyed in tanking test

WASHINGTON — For the third time in less than five months, a prototype of SpaceX’s Starship next-generation launch vehicle was destroyed in a test at the […]