The SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype exploded shortly after successfully a completed a 10-kilometer hop test.

SpaceX SN10 Starship prototype touched down safely and then exploded

The SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype completed a high-altitude test flight on March 3 touching down meters away from where it was launched. Although it...
The Rocket Lab Neutron launch vehicle is slated to be launched on its maiden flight in 2024.

Rocket Lab announced plans to develop mega-constellation launch vehicle

Rocket Lab announced on March 1 that it is in the process of developing a new launch vehicle that is designed to deliver up...

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Maiden Blue Origin New Glenn flights slip...

The maiden flight of the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket has been delayed from 2021 to late 2022.
Blue Origin announced February 25 that it expected to launch the maiden flight of its New Glenn rocket in...

NASA Europa Clipper mission no longer required...

NASA could save over $1.6 billion with its decision not to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard the Space Launch System (SLS).
NASA has made the decision to only consider commercial vehicles for the launch of its Europa Clipper mission. The...

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity to return to...

Following a December 12 test flight being aborted, Virgin Galactic is set to return the SpaceShipTwo Unity to flight on February 13.
Virgin Galactic is set to launch its SpaceShipTwo Unity for the first time since an aborted flight late last...

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ESA to recruit astronauts for the first...

ESA is looking for astronauts for the first time in over a decade.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that it is preparing to recruit its first astronaut class in over...

Axiom Space select crew for first private...

Axiom Mission 1 will transport a crew of four to the International Space station for an eight-day stay.
Axiom Space announced on January 26 that it had selected a crew for the first private mission to the...

Japan return sample from an asteroid almost...

Japan returned a sample from a distant asteroid.
A small probe containing a sample from a distant asteroid touched down at the Woomera Test Range in Australia...

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Rocket Lab announced plans to develop mega-constellation...

The Rocket Lab Neutron launch vehicle is slated to be launched on its maiden flight in 2024.
Rocket Lab announced on March 1 that it is in the process of developing a new launch vehicle that...

SLS program suffers further delays after NASA...

NASA has made the decision to postpone the second hot fire test of its first SLS core stage after the agency discovered an issue with a liquid oxygen valve.
NASA's Space Launch System development program has suffered yet another blow with the postponement of a second hot fire...

DARPA explores off-earth manufacturing capabilities

DARPA is set to host a webinar to provide industry with information regarding the agency’s new Novel Orbital and Moon Manufacturing, Materials and Mass-efficient Design (NOM4D) program.
The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is examining commercial solutions to develop off-earth manufacturing capabilities. In...