China’s robotic Chang’e 5 will be the 1st sample-return from the moon since the 1970s. It launched successfully last week atop a Chinese Long March 5 rocket. Now it’s reported to have entered orbit around the moon.
The ongoing pandemic has slowed testing for NASA’s Space Launch System megarocket, but the process is resuming and has checked off a key milestone: powering up the core stage.
Tiny Spacecraft is âSolar Sailingâ in Orbit Using Only Sunlight, a Revolution in Space Exploration
An American astronomical society is proving that, like the Vikings of old, exploration of foreign shoresâin this case foreign planetsâis possible if you but master the use of the humble cloth sail. LightSail 2, designed and crowd-funded by the Planetary Society, is a small spacecraft that has been moving around at high-speeds in Earth’s orbit, […]
SpaceX Launches Historic Flight For NASA, Shuttling Astronauts via First Class to International Space Station
At 7:30 in the evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), reopening the pathway to regular crewed missions into space for NASA for the first time in nine years. It took just twelve minutes for the powerful rocket, developed by the commercial space-faring company started by Tesla […]
SpaceX is targeting Saturday, November 14, 2020, for the historic launch of Crew-1, the 1st operational, contracted mission to launch as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Here’s how to watch the launch. If all goes according to plan, the crew will dock with the International Space Station on Sunday.
20 years ago, three astronauts stepped aboard the ISS. It’s since hosted residents from many countries, creating humanityâs first history of living in space.
SpaceX Starship’s many tasks may include launching humans into space, carrying satellites into orbit and â perhaps â removing troublesome pieces of space debris.
NASA announced that its Perseverance rover mission – which will search for evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars – has now passed the halfway mark in its journey to the planet.