Launches

November 26, 2018

First SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight set for January

WASHINGTON — NASA has set Jan. 7 as the date for the launch of the first commercial crew test flight, an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that […]
November 24, 2018

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

We’re so used to seeing perfectly-rendered CGI depictions of outer space in movies and video games that seeing the real thing can sometimes feel underwhelming. This […]
November 16, 2018

Russia Will Launch a Cargo Ship to the Space Station Today!

Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled to blast off today (Nov. 16). The cargo shipment, dubbed […]
November 11, 2018

Rocket Lab performs first commercial launch

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. The Electron lifted off […]
October 29, 2018

First Private Chinese Attempt to Launch Satellite Into Orbit Suffers Unspecified Failure

The craft that would have been the first private Chinese rocket to deliver a satellite into orbit around the Earth failed on Saturday, the Guardian reported, with […]
October 11, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space […]
October 8, 2018

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

WASHINGTON — SpaceX conducted its seventeenth launch of the year Oct. 7, sending an Argentine radar satellite into low-Earth orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket. The […]
September 16, 2018

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth’s Changing Ice

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of […]
September 14, 2018

SpaceX booked ‘world’s first’ private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

On Monday it will announce ‘who’s flying and why.’ We haven’t seen SpaceX’s BFR — the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, […]