A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from California early Monday morning (Sept. 25), carrying 21 Starlink satellites to orbit.
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 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched for a record-tying 17th time Saturday night (Sept. 23), carrying 22 Starlink satellites to orbit.
A rocket carrying a Space Force surveillance satellite may have created a hole in the ionosphere as it shot into space. The launch was carried out with just 27 hours' notice, which is a new record.
The Chinese launch company Galactic Energy suffered its first failure on Thursday (Sept. 21), resulting in the loss of a remote-sensing satellite.
Namira Slim will become the first person from Pakistan to reach space on Virgin Galactic's 'Galactic 04' mission, which is slated to fly on Oct. 5.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched for a record-setting 17th time Tuesday night (Sept. 19), sending 22 Starlink satellites to orbit.
Rocket Lab suffered an anomaly during the launch of a radar Earth-observation satellite for the California company Capella Space early Tuesday morning (Sept. 19).
Rocket Lab will launch a radar Earth-observation satellite for the California company Capella Space early Tuesday (Sept. 19), and you can watch the action live.
SpaceX has signed a 14-launch deal to loft Telesat's Lightspeed internet constellation, beginning in 2026. Each liftoff will see a Falcon 9 carry up to 18 satellites to low Earth orbit.
Firefly Aerospace launched the Victus Nox mission for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday night (Sept. 14), just 27 hours after receiving the liftoff order.
Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub have left Earth to spend a year aboard the International Space Station, flying on Russia's Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft with Loral O'Hara, who will return after six months.
NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara and two Russian cosmonauts will launch toward the ISS today (Sept. 15.) After they settle in, a crew on board for a year will return home.
SpaceX launched 22 more of its Starlink internet satellites late on Friday night (Sept. 15) after a one-day delay.
Virgin Galactic plans to launch 'Galactic 04,' its fifth spaceflight in the last five months, on Oct. 5 from Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Photos captured the journey of Russia's Soyuz rocket to the launchpad ahead of the MS-24 launch of astronauts to the International Space Station.
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital space tourism vehicle suffered a failure during an uncrewed flight on Sept. 12, 2022. It hasn't launched since.
SpaceX launched another batch of its Starlink internet satellites early Tuesday (Sept. 12) and landed the returning rocket on a ship at sea.
China launched a new classified Yaogan satellite on Sunday (Sept. 10), continuing the country’s recent rapid launch rate.
Europe's next-generation heavy-lift rocket just took a big step towards its first, much-awaited launch thanks to a successful hot fire of its Vulcain 2.1 engine.
SpaceX launched 22 more of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit tonight (Sept. 8) and landed the returning rocket on a ship at sea.