SpaceX sent a big batch of its Starlink satellites, along with a space tug, into orbit on Sunday night (Sept. 4) — and landed a rocket as well.
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 fuel leak forced NASA to call off its second attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon mission on Saturday (Sept. 3).
NASA engineers are working to stem a fuel leak on its massive new moon rocket ahead of a critical test flight on Saturday (Sept. 3).
NASA's Space Launch System rocket is stunning as it waits at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its second attempt to lift off for the milestone Artemis 1 mission.
NASA's Artemis moon program is the next giant leap for America's space program, one all Americans should be proud of, Vice President Kamala Harris said this week.
Rocket Lab turned up the heat on a space-flown rocket engine Thursday (Sept. 1) as part of its quest to make Electron first stages reusable.
Spaceport America and other private space launch facilities worldwide have a new entrant to the market: Canada, which aims to fly 'green' rockets in 2023.
SpaceX launched 46 more of its Starlink internet satellites and landed a rocket on a ship at sea early Wednesday (Aug. 31).
Cruise ships will use SpaceX satellites to boost their Internet and wifi speed, in a shot across the bow to competitor OneWeb.
Fresh footage flowed in from the U.S. Space Force launch of a military satellite earlier this month, which is part of a constellation aiming to track missiles from orbit.
Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the decades of work it took Artemis 1 to get this far, while NASA's Bill Nelson said the agency will address the issue that led to the scrub Monday (Aug. 29).
An engine cooling issue on NASA's giant new rocket for deep-space exploration forced the agency to call off the booster's much-anticipated launch debut early Monday (Aug. 29).
The orbiting SkySat from Planet Labs saw the moon megarocket sitting on the pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center just ahead of launch Monday (Aug. 29).
Bolts of lightning struck several lightning towers surrounding the Artemis 1 mega moon rocket Saturday (Aug. 27), and there are epic photos showing just how it looked.
It looks like Mother Nature may cooperate for NASA's historic Artemis 1 megarocket moon launch on Aug. 29.
SpaceX launched 54 more of its Starlink broadband satellites to orbit and landed a rocket on a ship at sea on Saturday night (Aug. 27).
The countdown is ready to begin for NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission with the SLS megarocket and Orion spacecraft.