NASA has cleared its newest powerful Earth observation satellite for a launch into orbit on Monday (Sept. 27) from the California coast.
Rocket launches used to be the realm of national governments, but with the rise of private spaceflight companies more rockets are launching into space than ever before. While most rockets launch satellites into orbit, some like Russia's Soyuz, carry astronauts on missions into space. SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will fly Americans into orbit, while Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will launch space tourists on short suborbital trips. SpaceX and Blue Origin even land their rockets after launch for later reuse. See news, photos and videos of the latest rocket launches from around the world here.
Falcon Heavy is now scheduled to loft Astranis' first commercial communications satellite to orbit next spring, the San Francisco-based company announced Thursday (Sept. 23).
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
China has launched a cargo mission to its new space station, just days after astronauts departed the orbiting outpost.
A Long March 7 rocket topped with the robotic Tianzhou 3 cargo spacecraft rolled out to its pad at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Chinese space officials announced Wednesday (Sept. 15).
It was congratulations all around the billionaires' table today as Jeff Bezos hailed Elon Musk's SpaceX for the private Inspiration4 launch.
SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission is ready to launch to Earth orbit on Wednesday (Sept. 15), and you can watch the historic liftoff live.
SpaceX's private Inspiration4 mission is cleared for launch and the flight's four crewmembers are excited to blast off today (Sept. 15) to embark on a three-day journey around Earth.
Participants of the Inspiration4 space mission feel no fear prior to the milestone launch, just a bit of stage fright as some of them prepare to sing and play ukulele during the flight.
Each member of the four-person crew has a unique call sign, a type of nickname that astronauts and military pilots are given during their training.
SpaceX will launch its first all-civilian crew on a three-day journey around the Earth and you can watch the action live online.
Are you counting down to SpaceX's Inspiration4 launch? Join celebrity guests and the mission's four soon-to-be astronauts for a livestream, hosted by Netflix.
Nearly three dozen OneWeb internet satellites took flight today (Sept. 14), continuing to build out the company's broadband constellation.
SpaceX just test-fired the rocket that will take the private Inspiration4 mission on a three-day journey around Earth.