Rocket Lab has identified the cause of its July 4 launch failure and been cleared by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to start flying again, company representatives announced today (July 31).
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.
Arianespace plans to send a satellite-servicing vehicle — along with two satellites — into space on Friday (July 31). You can watch the festivities live from French Guiana.
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover entered "safe mode" after a successful launch Thursday (July 30), but should recover, NASA says.
The life-hunting, sample-caching Mars rover Perseverance launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this morning (July 30), kicking off a seven-month cruise to the Red Planet.
The car-sized Perseverance rover is set to launch toward Mars Thursday (July 30) during a two-hour window that opens at 7:50 a.m. EDT. Watch it live here.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket rolled to the pad today (July 28) in preparation for launching NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars.
The $2.7 billion Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission passed its launch readiness review, the last big hurdle to clear before its planned liftoff on Thursday (July 30).
Astra's Rocket 3.1 is scheduled to launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska's Kodiak Island during a six-day window that opens on Aug. 2.
Five astronauts living in space are preparing to welcome a new shipment of supplies after an evening launch from Kazakhstan of an uncrewed Progress cargo vehicle.
The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center early this morning (July 23), kicking off a seven-month cruise to Mars.
A Soyuz rocket will launch a Russian cargo ship to the International Space Station Thursday (July 29). Watch it live.
SpaceX managed to snag both halves of a Falcon 9 rocket's falling payload fairing shortly after the successful launch of a South Korean military satellite from Florida yesterday (July 20).
SpaceX successfully launched South Korea's first military satellite Monday (July 20) and aced a rocket landing.
SpaceX will launch a South Korean military satellite from Florida today, July 20. Here's how to watch it live.
A mission called Hope, the Arab region's first attempt to go interplanetary, is now on its way to Mars.
The United Arab Emirates will launch its first-ever interplanetary mission today (July 19), and you can watch the historic liftoff live.
China's first fully homegrown Mars mission, Tianwen-1, rolled out to its launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province today (July 17).