SpaceX will send four people, including a Russian cosmonaut, into space on Wednesday (Oct. 5), and NASA has a lineup of events to follow live.
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.
An Atlas V rocket lifted off Tuesday evening (Oct. 4) from Florida's Space Coast, carrying two commercial communications satellites to orbit.
SpaceX has delayed the liftoff of its next Starlink satellite batch in order to launch four Crew-5 astronauts for NASA on Oct. 5.
The test on Tuesday (Oct. 4) marked the first time a North Korean missile overflew Japan in five years, according to media reports.
SpaceX will launch 52 more Starlink internet satellites to orbit tonight (Oct. 4), and you can watch the liftoff live.
The Crew-5 astronaut mission is on target to launch Wednesday (Oct. 5), provided SpaceX and NASA clear up three minor issues.
The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that will fly SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA is poised and ready on the pad.
Reference Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2022, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
The crewmembers of SpaceX's Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA made it to Kennedy Space Center in Florida Saturday (Oct. 1), a few days later than originally planned due to Hurricane Ian.
NASA slams into an asteroid, astronomers analyze ancient mega-supernovas and an astronaut watches Hurricane Ian from space. These are some of this week's top stories.
Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket aced a test flight today (Oct. 1), successfully delivering satellites to Earth orbit for the first time.
Hurricane Ian regained strength as it barreled toward South Carolina on Friday (Sept. 30) after passing over NASA's Kennedy Space center spaceport in Florida a day earlier.
Firefly planned to send its Alpha rocket to orbit on a test flight early Friday morning (Sept. 30), and it ticked off a lot of boxes along the way — including engine ignition.
A number of emerging European commercial rocket companies are vying to reach orbit first, with debut launches expected in the second half of 2023.
NASA astronaut Nicole Mann will head to the space station aboard SpaceX's Crew-5 mission for NASA, which is slated to lift off on Oct. 4.
Hurricane Ian has pushed the launch of SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA back by at least a day.