Virgin Orbit aimed to send its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today (May 25). But something went wrong shortly after LauncherOne separated from its carrier plane.
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.
A robotic Japanese cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station Monday (May 25) to make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.
Russia launched a military satellite to orbit on Friday (May 22), and the mission generated plenty of drama in the downward direction as well.
Virgin Orbit called off the planned debut launch of its new LauncherOne rocket Sunday (May 24) due to a sensor issue on the air-launched booster.
A satellite has spotted SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon standing tall on a launch pad in Florida, ready for this week's historic crewed flight.
Two veteran NASA astronauts are ready and excited to launch from Florida to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft next week. But who are they?
This week, astronauts will take off from American soil aboard a SpaceX capsule in a historic launch.
Two NASA astronauts climbed inside their SpaceX spaceship today (May 23) for one last rehearsal ahead of a historic launch into orbit next week.
Veteran NASA astronauts preparing to blast off in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule shared their expectations for the approaching historic launch.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Virgin Orbit is targeting Sunday (May 24) for its Launch Demo mission, with a backup opportunity on Monday (May 25). The four-hour window will open each day at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).
An unpiloted Japanese cargo ship, the last of its kind, launched toward the International Space Station today (May 20), kicking off a final voyage for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Japan will launch its final HTV cargo ship HTV-9 today, May 20, at 1:31 p.m. EDT (1731 GMT) and you can watch it live. Here's how.
See photo's of SpaceX's Starlink missions to deploy thousands of small internet satellites into orbit.
The U.S. Space Force's mysterious X-37B space plane successfully launched on its sixth mystery mission from Florida today (May 17).
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