Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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 Antares rocket originally scheduled to launch on October 21 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will now launch after November 2.
Construction on a low-cost vertical spaceport in the north of Scotland may commence within a year, pending the approval of a planning application by a local authority.
NASA's long-awaited space weather mission is making scientists wait again — ironically, due to terrestrial weather.
Northrop Grumman's Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) launched today (Oct. 9) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, kicking off a first-of-its-kind commercial-servicing mission.
NASA hopes that the long-delayed launch of a space weather mission called ICON will finally occur tonight (Oct. 9) — but terrestrial weather concerns may scrub the flight.
Rocket Lab will start flying from the United States just a few short months from now, if all goes according to plan.
The best view of today's crew launch turned out to be from the spacecraft's destination itself, the International Space Station.
Today (Sept. 25), NASA astronaut Jessica Meir launched on a six-month mission to the International Space Station.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the 40th country in history to see one of its citizens fly into space with the launch of a crew bound for the International Space Station.
A Japanese cargo ship successfully launched to the International Space Station Tuesday (Sept. 24), lifting off two weeks late due a launch pad fire during its first liftoff attempt.
Relativity Space, a company that builds and lofts 3D-printed rockets, will launch a half-dozen missions for the in-orbit shuttle service company Momentus beginning in 2021.
A Chinese Long March 11 rocket successfully launched five new remote-sensing satellites today (Sept. 19).
Japan called off a planned cargo ship launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) after a fire erupted on the launch platform for the mission's rocket, according to press reports.
The failure of a European Vega rocket during a July launch attempt was likely caused by a problem with the vehicle's second-stage motor, an investigation has concluded.
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