The test on Tuesday (Oct. 4) marked the first time a North Korean missile overflew Japan in five years, according to media reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China launched three new satellites atop a Long March 6 rocket on Monday (Sept. 26), following two recent launches just 40 hours apart.
SpaceX's Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA remains on target to launch next week, provided Mother Nature cooperates.
SpaceX's launch of 52 more Starlink satellites was visible all along the East Coast of the United States, generating footage of Saturday's sunset launch.
The massive United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket put on a show in its last flight from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
A Falcon 9 rocket launched 52 of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites to orbit Saturday evening (Sept. 24) and also aced a landing at sea.
The Delta IV Heavy lofted a satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Vandenberg Space Force Base today (Sept. 24), the vehicle's last-ever liftoff from California.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a U.S. spy satellite on Saturday (Sept. 24), and you can watch it live. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:53 p.m. EDT (2153 GMT).
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station saw a Russian Soyuz rocket launch their newest set of crewmates into orbit today (Sept. 21).