The year 2018 saw a wide range of milestones in spaceflight, stretching all the way from the sun to the edge of interstellar space. Here are some of the highlights.
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SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk says a redesigned test vehicle for the company's next-generation reusable launch system could be ready for initial flights early next year.
On Dec. 23, 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the first of a new breed of GPS satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. See photos from the amazing launch here!
The Air Force will need time to review SpaceX's performance as it executes EELV launches before it would consider flying military payloads on reusable rockets.
The Senate approved legislation Dec. 20 to reform commercial space regulations and extend the life of the International Space Station, but the passage may be too late for this bill to become law.
Virgin Galactic's first-ever spaceflight last week spurred company founder Sir Richard Branson to pen a touching letter to his grandkids, as a new video shows.
SpaceX just released two new photos of a completed Crew Dragon capsule, which is scheduled to launch on its debut mission to the International Space Station on Jan. 17.
Two back-to-back launches by SpaceX and Blue Origin will have to wait a bit longer for liftoff after technical issues forced both companies to call off launch attempts scheduled for today (Dec. 19).
SpaceX on Tuesday scrubbed the Falcon 9 launch of the Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite. Another attempt is planned for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space.
While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did.
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company's belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year.
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private companies are poised to make some giant leaps of their own.
Watch the vehicles separate, the engine blaze and the horizon spin in dramatic in-flight video taken from today's (Dec. 13) flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity.