A NASA airborne observatory that enjoys unusual protection from regular reviews resumed science flights recently after an extended maintenance period.
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as "load-and-go" could be used for future commercial crew missions.
Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA.
A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year.
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike.
With uncertainty about the future of two large space telescopes, NASA is continuing to suggest that the next decadal survey for astrophysics be postponed, a move opposed by many astronomers.
United Launch Alliance has picked Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 engine to power the upper stage of its next-generation Vulcan rocket, the second such contract Aerojet has secured in as many months.
The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee vowed May 8 to block any attempt by the administration to end operations of the International Space Station in the mid-2020s.
A House funding bill approved by an appropriations subcommittee May 9 will help keep a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa on track for a launch in 2022.
Nearly 600 United Launch Alliance workers at three sites voted May 6 to reject the company's latest contract and go on strike.
As an independent review of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope continues, the project is dealing with a new problem discovered in recent testing of the spacecraft.
Firefly Aerospace, a small launch vehicle developer, has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to take over a launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base used by the soon-to-retire Delta 2.
The House of Representatives approved legislation April 24 that would reform commercial remote sensing regulation and create a licensing regime for "non-traditional" commercial space activities.
NASA's next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over.
The chief executive of Blue Origin says he expects the company's BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket.
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency's six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine.