While the administration continues to work on a revised budget request for carrying out the new goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, the technical plan for doing so is starting to take shape.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Senate appropriators that while the administration is not yet ready to release a revised budget that accommodates an accelerated human lunar landing program.
NASA has updated a planned call for proposals for lunar landers to enable a human mission in 2024, broadening the scope to include integrated lander concepts.
NASA will establish an independent committee to review its planetary protection policies to reflect new developments in human space exploration and commercial spaceflight.
As NASA works to develop a plan for an accelerated human return to the moon, a top White House official emphasized the need for long-term sustainability.
Members of an independent safety panel said it will take time to determine what happened during a SpaceX Crew Dragon testing incident several days ago.
Virgin Galactic's chief pilot believes the company will be able to go through the remainder of its SpaceShipTwo test program fairly quickly once test flights of the suborbital spaceplane resume.
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late 2030s.
Investment into space companies hit a record high in 2018, exceeding $3 billion with no sign of an imminent downturn, according to a new report by a consulting firm.
SpaceX has withdrawn its protest of a launch contract NASA awarded to United Launch Alliance earlier this year for a planetary science mission.
A day after Boeing confirmed delays in test flights of its commercial crew vehicle, NASA said that the company's crewed test flight will get an extended stay at the station when it does fly.
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced April 5 a contract with Telesat to launch a portion of that company’s low Earth orbit broadband satellite constellation.
The first uncrewed test flight of the capsule to the International Space Station has slipped to August.
The partial government shutdown earlier this year that delayed elements of other NASA missions may have provided a reprieve of sorts for a troubled instrument on the agency’s next Mars mission.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said April 1 that he hopes to develop an initial plan within the next couple of weeks for getting astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024.
A NASA astrophysics mission that avoided cancellation last year could still face budget problems if it evades another termination threat this year, agency officials warned this week.
Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications as part of a series of NASA-funded commercialization studies.
Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the moon by 2024, reactions from space companies and organizations ranged from excitement to bewilderment.
The Indian government announced March 27 it successfully fired a ground-based anti-satellite weapon against a satellite in low Earth orbit.
The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon.
Engineers are still trying to understand why one of the main instruments on NASA's InSight Mars lander is stuck just below the Martian surface.
SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk says.