Space

NASA SLS rocket launches Orion spacecraft to the Moon

After years, months, days, hours, and minutes of waiting, NASA's first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has successfully lifted off…

Firefly launches world’s largest carbon fiber rocket into orbit on second try

Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket has successfully reached orbit on its second try, cementing the company as the victor of a…

NASA spacecraft successfully slams into asteroid ten months after SpaceX launch

Ten months after launching into interplanetary space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) spacecraft…

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket almost aces vital prelaunch test on 7th try

Following several incomplete attempts in April, June, August, and September, NASA's first Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket has almost…

Blue Origin rocket launch fails after engine catches fire

Blue Origin's suborbital New Shepard rocket suffered a catastrophic engine failure during its 23rd launch attempt, ending a seven-year streak…

SpaceX, Firefly Aerospace targeting three rocket launches in two days

Update: As is a common occurrence in spaceflight, two of the three planned missions have been delayed or scrubbed. Firefly's…

NASA to retry Artemis I Moon rocket launch on Saturday

NASA says it has alleviated issues that arose during its first Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket launch attempt and…

NASA scrubs first SLS Moon rocket launch attempt

NASA has scrubbed the first attempted launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket after running into multiple issues,…

NASA says SLS Moon rocket is ‘go’ for launch debut

After rolling the vehicle to its Kenndy Space Center, Florida launch pad two days early for what is hoped to…

NASA to roll SLS Moon rocket to the launch pad two days early

NASA has given the go-ahead to roll its Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket to the launch pad two days…

Blue Origin scraps New Glenn recovery ship, finishes first ‘test tank’

After four years of halting work, Blue Origin has fully abandoned a transport ship it once intended to convert into…

SpaceX shares how it’s making Starlink satellites less bright.

SpaceX shared how it's making its Starlink satellites less bright. The space exploration company published a document titled, Brightness Mitigation…

Relativity’s first 3D-printed rocket aims to debut a new rocket fuel

Relativity can almost taste the vacuum of space. A substantial amount of work remains, but the startup continues to defy…

Relativity Space’s first 3D-printed rocket booster passes early tests

Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis says that the startup's first 3D-printed 'Terran-1' rocket booster has already completed a few significant…

Rocket Lab spacecraft sends NASA’s CAPSTONE mission to the Moon

Rocket Lab has successfully sent a small NASA spacecraft on its way to the Moon, acing the complex interplanetary launch…

Relativity Space’s first 3D-printed rocket arrives at launch pad

Relativity Space has shipped both stages of its first 3D-printed Terran-1 rocket to a launch pad it recently finished constructing…

Boeing Starliner joins SpaceX’s Crew Dragon at the International Space Station

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule has successfully rendezvoused, approached, and docked with the International Space Station for the first time, marking…

Boeing Starliner spacecraft successfully returns to flight 29 months after ill-fated debut

More than three years after SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft first safely reached orbit and almost three and a half years…

Rocket Lab briefly catches Electron booster with a helicopter on first try

In a significant achievement, public launch provider Rocket Lab has - with a few caveats - successfully used a helicopter…

NASA’s Webb Telescope mirror crushes “most optimistic predictions” after final alignment

NASA says that the nascent James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) "optical performance...continues to be better than the...most optimistic predictions" after…