Launches

August 12, 2019

Watch the Gantry Europe’s New Ariane 6 Rocket Take Its 1st Test Drive

It weighs more than the the Eiffel Tower. A new timelapse video shows the rocket gantry for Europe’s newest booster, the Ariane 6, take its first test […]
August 9, 2019

Air Force cubesat successfully deployed from Atlas 5 upper stage

On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload. WASHINGTON — The […]
August 6, 2019

NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship

More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Roger […]
July 30, 2019

Watch SpaceX Rocket Break Sound Barrier Twice and Land in This Amazing Video

We see the landing from four different angles. Maybe you’ve gotten a bit blasé about rocket landings. SpaceX has pulled off more than 40 of them during orbital […]
July 26, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship prototype has taken flight for the first time

We were on hand, in Boca Chica, for Starhopper’s big moment. BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—It flew. It really did. On Thursday night, SpaceX’s stainless steel Starship prototype […]
July 22, 2019

India moon mission lifts off to send rover to lunar south pole Social Sharing

Aircraft to land near unexplored far side of the moon in September India’s space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side […]
July 14, 2019

Russia launches space telescope

Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January. Video […]
July 8, 2019

NASA’s Mighty Moon Launcher Moves to Rocket Pad for Solo Testing

NASA’s lunar mobile launcher is one step closer to sending its first spacecraft to the moon. The launcher is now in final testing for Artemis 1 — an uncrewed test […]
July 3, 2019

European Mars lander suffers parachute damage in test

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Development of a European-Russian Mars lander hit a setback when the spacecraft’s parachutes malfunctioned in a recent test, but project officials said they […]