China last year performed 64 orbital rocket launches and finished building its own space station, but the country is planning an even busier year for 2023.
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is targeting an October 2023 launch, after a one-year delay due to software issues.
NASA has funded a new set of visionary concepts for space exploration that could one day prove useful — and perhaps even transformative.
Blue Origin plans to fly an all-female crew — led by Lauren Sanchez, the girlfriend of company founder Jeff Bezos — to suborbital space in the next year or so.
China is working on a new lunar rover that will begin to explore the south pole of the moon around 2026.
Twenty years ago, seven astronauts were returning home when they were lost on space shuttle Columbia. Like 19 others, the STS-107 crew made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of space exploration.
SpaceX destacked its Starship Mars rocket on Wednesday (Jan. 25) to continue gearing up for the giant vehicle's first-ever orbital test flight.
Noctilucent clouds hovered over parts of Florida's Space Coast after SpaceX rocketed 56 Starlink satellites to orbit early Thursday morning (Jan. 26).
An H-IIA rocket launched a radar reconnaissance satellite to orbit for the Japanese government on Wednesday evening (Jan. 25).
NASA released images of the Boeing Starliner crew capsule resembling R2-D2 while being mated to a new service module ahead of a crewed flight test to the International Space Station.
China's Yutu 2 rover is still operating after four years on the moon and has returned new images from the lunar far side.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted its heaviest payload yet to low Earth orbit when it launched 56 Starlink satellites on Thursday morning (Jan. 26).
A micrometeoroid strike on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in December 2022 has spurred NASA to talk to SpaceX about possibly increasing the shielding on its Crew Dragon capsule.
Judging by the astronauts who came to remember Walt Cunningham, the Apollo 7 pilot's reach extended far beyond his 1968 launch into space. The group took part in a panel before a funeral service.
REFERENCE The space shuttle Columbia broke up on Feb. 1, 2003, killing its seven-member crew. An investigation led to changes in NASA procedures.
The small satellite launch company Rocket Lab aced its debut liftoff from American soil on Tuesday (Jan. 24).
SpaceX fueled up a fully stacked Starship vehicle for the first time ever on Monday (Jan. 23), and dramatic photos preserve the process for posterity.
While on leave in January 1986, NASA administrator James Beggs turned on the television and spotted icicles on Challenger's launch tower. A day later, seven astronauts lost their lives.
Material collected by the Perseverance rover will be handled at the Mars Sample Receiving Project office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.