Japan's robotic SLIM spacecraft will make the nation's first-ever moon landing on Jan. 19, if all goes according to plan.
China launched a remote-sensing satellite for Egypt late on Sunday (Dec. 3) as space cooperation between the two countries deepens.
People are launching to space in ever-greater numbers, with few backups in case of trouble. A 'Space Rescue Service' might fill in the gap, a new report argues.
On Dec. 5, 2014, NASA's Orion space capsule launched for the first time. This spacecraft is designed to take astronauts to the moon.
SpaceX has acquired Pioneer Aerospace, a company that provided components for Dragon spacecraft parachutes before filing for bankruptcy.
Reference As the Artemis program aims to return humanity to the moon and beyond, the Artemis Accords lay out a framework for nations collaborating in this effort.
NASA will train two Indian astronauts, one of whom will fly to the ISS late next year, a space agency official announced this week.
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station took manual control of an incoming Progress 86 cargo ship on Sunday, Dec. 3, due to an autopilot issue.
The Zhuque-2 was the first methane-fueled rocket to reach Earth orbit, and the Chinese private spaceflight company Landspace is set to launch it again later on Dec. 5.
A legacy of European-built and operated space modules, which began in Earth orbit and is now heading for the moon, got its start with Spacelab 40 years ago.
After a 4-year delay, the new heavy-lift rocket for Europe is almost ready for space. Ariane 6 should launch for the European Space Agency no earlier than June 15.
Set to launch to the ISS in Jan. 2024, the commercial mission Axiom-3 will continue to push the frontiers of science by conducting an array of experiments in microgravity.
SpaceX launched another 23 Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Saturday night (Dec. 2).
NASA's endeavor to return humans to the moon during the Artemis 3 mission will likely be delayed because it is jeopardized by "multiple challenges" and an ambitious schedule.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the first of five South Korean spy satellites on Dec. 1 before coming down for the company's 250th successful booster recovery.
The U.S. Space Force has announced a delay in the upcoming launch of its elusive X-37B space plane, the first aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
A Russian cargo spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan on Dec. 1 for a flight to the International Space Station.
Reference Keep up with all the rocket launches, astronomical events and mission milestones for 2023 with our space calendar.
New images from NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter capture what the Red Planet would look like from the vantage point of a spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet.