Spacecraft

April 5, 2019

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in a week. […]
March 24, 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy shown launching NASA Orion spacecraft in fan render

A spaceflight fan’s unofficial render has offered the best look yet at what SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could look like in the unlikely but not impossible event […]
March 22, 2019

NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live!

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (March 22) to replace old batteries on the station’s solar arrays. This will be the first of three […]
March 20, 2019

How Do Scientists Build Spacecraft?

On March 2, 2019, SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon capsule for the first time. This spacecraft, once it has passed all its tests, will hopefully carry […]
March 18, 2019

SpaceX preparing to begin Starship hopper tests

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk said […]
March 8, 2019

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule leaves station for Earth

America’s new commercial astronaut capsule will complete its demonstration flight on Friday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX Dragon vehicle has left the […]
March 3, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks to the ISS for the first time

Just a day after launching to orbit, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule automatically docked to a port on the International Space Station this morning — a critical […]
March 1, 2019

More work ahead for Crew Dragon after test flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX prepares to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight, the company and NASA acknowledge there’s still […]
February 21, 2019

Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies that will […]