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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…

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashes down with NASA, ESA astronauts

Update: A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four NASA and ESA astronauts has safely splashed down off the coast of…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload arrives in Florida for the first time in years

For the first time in almost three years, a spacecraft meant to launch on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has arrived…

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…

SpaceX aces seventh astronaut launch in less than two years

SpaceX has successfully completed its second astronaut launch in less than three weeks, sending a batch of professional NASA and…

SpaceX, NASA on track for Wednesday astronaut launch [webcast]

SpaceX says a Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are on track to launch astronauts to the International Space…

SpaceX static fires Crew-4’s Falcon 9 rocket as Axiom-1 return delay grows

SpaceX has successfully static fired a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to launch another batch of NASA and ESA astronauts after…

SpaceX-launched Uranus mission a top priority of new decadal survey

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published their latest decadal survey of planetary science and astrobiology, revealing…

SpaceX sends two drone ships to sea for back-to-back Starlink, astronaut launches

Update: SpaceX has rolled out Crew-4's Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon in anticipation of prelaunch testing. However, due to poor…

NASA asks SpaceX to decide the fate of ‘Dragon XL’ lunar cargo spacecraft

In a new Request For Information (RFI) quietly released by NASA on April Fools' Day, the space agency appears to…

NASA contracts SpaceX for a second crewed Starship Moon landing

NASA says it exercised a contract option to purchase a second crewed Starship Moon landing from SpaceX. Aside from its…

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mirror surpasses expectations as alignment continues

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has completed another critical mirror alignment step and has released the highest resolution infrared image…

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket rolls out to the launch pad for the first time

Around noon EST on Thursday, March 17th, the high bay doors of NASA’s vast Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) opened, revealing…

NASA says “nothing has changed” as US astronaut prepares to ride Russian spacecraft

An official Russian video posted on Twitter has fueled rampant speculation that the country's beleaguered space agency intends to abandon…

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket is almost ready for its first trip to the launch pad

NASA says its first complete Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is less than a week away from its first rollout…

SpaceX’s first Jupiter launch a step closer as NASA begins assembling ‘Europa Clipper’

NASA says that the assembly of Europa Clipper has begun at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Southern California. Europa…

SpaceX awarded three more NASA astronaut launch contracts

Three months after announcing its intent, NASA has procured three more Crew Dragon astronaut launches from SpaceX, raising the total…

SpaceX a bastion of independent US, European spaceflight amid Russian threats

Russia has invaded Ukraine without provocation, triggering a series of diplomatic responses - sanctions in particular - that recently culminated…

Antares rocket launches Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station

Northrup Grumman has launched a fresh batch of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station with its Antares rocket…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy likely to launch NASA telescope after ULA skips competition

On the heels of what will likely be NASA's most significant telescope launch for at least a decade, the space…