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SpaceX is preparing to launch the first-ever entirely civilian mission — Inspiration4 — into Earth orbit.
China’s Zhurong Mars rover snaps a selfie and gets a bird’s-eye-view pic from above, and asteroid hunters of all kinds look out for dangerous rocks.
A spacecraft leaves one asteroid as planetary defense experts turn to others.
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Remembering a space pioneer and seeing a rover from a whole new perspective.
Ingenuity flies on Mars and a NASA-SpaceX partnership paves the way for humans to get there too.
NASA picked SpaceX's Starship to land humans on the Moon as part of the agency's Artemis program. The decision will help humans land on Mars.
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A mob at the U.S. Capitol Building. A presidential transition. NASA's final FY 2021 budget. A failed SLS test.
NASA's final 2020 budget rejected every major cut proposed by the Trump Administration, increased funding for popular congressional projects such as the Space Launch System, and underfunded several key administration proposals, including a human-qualified lunar lander and low-Earth orbit commercialization projects.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
On March 27, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing titled, “NASA’s FY 2020 Budget Request.”
Can NASA really return astronauts to the Moon by 2024?
SpaceX says it wants to save NASA money, but its actions could cost taxpayers more in the end.
Orion's service module arrived in Florida, but some space industry experts question whether NASA's human spaceflight plans are realistic.
About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.
On February 6, 2018, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with two of my heroes: Bill Nye on the left, Buzz Aldrin on the right. Our eyes were fixed on the first vertical Falcon Heavy rocket. Figuring the world's most powerful rocket might send me flying backwards once the countdown hit zero, I gripped the railing so tightly I started to lose the feeling in my fingertips.
This Saturday, the final Delta II rocket will launch NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft into orbit.
NASA is planning for a 30-day mission to lunar orbit in 2024.
Getting NASA out of the rocket business is more complicated than you think.