China aims to launch a bold sample-return mission just three years from now, according to the nation's state-run Xinhua news agency.
The SABRE air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after passing a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency.
Today, Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Check for it in the afternoon sky.
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
Einstein's theory of relativity is super important in the new "Avengers: Endgame" teaser trailer and at the end of "Captain Marvel."