Spacewalking astronauts have added another parking spot to the International Space Station. It will be used by SpaceX and Boeing once they start launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this year or early next year.
Author Marcia Dunn
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has said his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.
SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites. The rocket is also carrying a deep-space atomic clock, a solar sail, clean and green fuel, and even human ashes.
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch Nasa astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing.
US Vice President Mike Pence has called for American astronauts to return to the moon within five years.
No-one was on board the Dragon capsule that launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy.
An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country’s first attempted lunar landing, following a launch on Thursday night by SpaceX.
Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead – 15 years after it landed on the Red Planet.
Jeff Bezos’s rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched Nasa experiments into space on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from west Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments.
Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity’s most distant exploration of another world.