Launches

July 2, 2019

Orion abort system passes in-flight abort test

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at […]
July 1, 2019

Upcoming test to demonstrate Orion’s launch abort system in flight

WASHINGTON — The next major milestone in the development of the spacecraft designed to take humans back to the moon will be a three-minute test flight […]
June 25, 2019

SpaceX catches rocket nosecone for the first time with giant net-wielding boat

After launching its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket this evening, SpaceX caught part of the vehicle’s nosecone when it fell back to Earth — the first time […]
June 23, 2019

The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the most exciting one to date

Not one, not two, but 24 payloads are going up into orbit SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch is set for Monday, and it will undoubtedly be […]
May 24, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, begins constellation buildout

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites for an internet constellation that could ultimately number 12,000 on a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night. The rocket […]
May 4, 2019

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations that […]
May 3, 2019

Blue Origin reaches space again on latest New Shepard test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its latest test flight May 2, a flight that the company says brings it […]
April 23, 2019

NASA moves ahead with cargo Dragon launch after Crew Dragon anomaly

WASHINGTON — NASA is moving ahead with plans to launch a cargo version of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station next week as […]
April 14, 2019

Stratolaunch plane makes first flight

WASHINGTON — The giant aircraft built by Stratolaunch to serve as an air-launch platform made its first flight April 13 amid questions about the future of […]