The commercial launch company Rocket Lab will have to wait a few more days for its first-ever launch from U.S. soil due to bad weather.
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.
China continued its rapid pace of space launches with a mission to add new capabilities to the country's Earth observation system.
China may end up enlarging its Tiangong space station and perhaps use it to evaluate technologies needed for possible human exploration of the moon.
SpaceX launched a big batch of OneWeb internet satellites into orbit Thursday evening (Dec. 8) in a stunning sunset rocket launch (and landing).
Virgin Orbit will wait on making its first-ever launch from the United Kingdom due to delays in obtaining licensing for its mission at Cornwall, according to several media reports.
There are at least two Human Landing Systems vying for future NASA Artemis missions on the moon, adding on to SpaceX Starship lander approved for Artemis 3 and Artemis 4.
The Kuaizhou 11 rocket, which is operated by the Chinese company Expace, has performed its first successful launch, two years after failing its first test flight.
SpaceX is now targeting Dec. 11 for the launch of a private Japanese moon lander after a series of delays with multiple Falcon 9 rockets.
Arianespace will launch five Earth missions with Vega C between 2024 and 2026 on behalf of the European Union.
Blue Origin's next space tourist mission hasn't yet been announced yet. Here are live updates of what we know.
For the second day in a row, SpaceX stood down from the launch of Japan's Hakuto-R moon lander to address possible rocket issues. A new target date has not yet been announced.
SpaceX ignited multiple Raptor engines on a Starship prototype called Booster 7 during a test in South Texas on Tuesday (Nov. 29).
A Long March 2F rocket launched the three-person Shenzhou 15 mission toward the Tiangong space station today (Nov. 29) at 10:08 a.m. EST (1508 GMT).
China is poised to launch three astronauts to its Tiangong space station on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29), and you can watch the action live.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Japanese lander and UAE rover to the moon early Thursday (Dec. 1), and you can watch the action live.
China just unveiled the crew that will launch on its Shenzhou 15 mission on Tuesday (Nov. 29) and spend the next six months in space.
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft launched science and solar arrays to the International Space Station on Saturday.