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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is slated to take to the skies of the Red Planet for the first time early Monday, 19 April.

NASA to attempt maiden powered flight on Mars early tomorrow

NASA is now targeting no earlier than April 19 for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The flight is slated to occur...
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch NASA’s water-hunting VIPER rover carried aboard an Astrobotic Griffin lander in 2023.

Astrobotic select Falcon Heavy to carry NASA water-hunting VIPER rover

Pittsburgh-based space technology company Astrobotic has selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch its Griffin lunar lander carrying a NASA rover.Announced April 13, the...
NASA will set a new date for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter next week after a first attempt was scrapped.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter needs a software update

NASA has identified the issue that delayed the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter and will need to install a software update to...
For its maiden flight on Mars, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter will climb to an altitude of three meters and hover for 20 seconds before returning to the Martian surface.

NASA tentatively set date for maiden flight of Ingenuity Mars helicopter

NASA is targeting no earlier than April 11 for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. The flight will be the first...
NASA's Europa Clipper mission had cleared its Critical Design Review kicking off the fabrication and assembly of key components.

NASA’s Europa Clipper mission passes major milestone

NASA announced April 1 that its Europa Clipper mission had passed a major milestone with the completion of its Critical Design Review.The Europa Clipper...
As part of ESA’s European Large Logistics Lander plans, the agency is considering plans for a spherical lunar cave probe.

German-led team proposes spherical probe to explore lunar caves

As part of the European Space Agency's larger study of lunar cave mission concepts, a German-led team is proposing the use of a spherical...
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is being prepared for the first flight on another planet after hitching a ride to Mars aboard Perseverance.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is set to attempt the first flight on Mars

NASA announced March 23 that the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter is slated to occur no earlier than April 8.The shoebox-sized Ingenuity...
The first two SLS solid rocket boosters have been stacked atop the mobile launch platform at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA complete stacking of Artemis I SLS solid rocket boosters

NASA announced March 9 that it has completed stacking the twin Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for the agency’s Artemis I mission...
ESA is looking for astronauts for the first time in over a decade.

ESA to recruit 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 a decade.During a February 16...
Axiom Mission 1 will transport a crew of four to the International Space station for an eight-day stay.

Axiom Space select crew for first private mission to International Space Station

Axiom Space announced on January 26 that it had selected a crew for the first private mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The...

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An integration “incident” has delayed the launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

Integration “incident” delays launch of James Webb telescope

The launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed in order for additional testing to be done following an integration...
Blue Origin has suffered another public blackeye following the company losing a lawsuit aimed at overturning a NASA Moon lander contract award.

Judge reveals court’s dismay at Blue Origin legal action

A 47-page opinion from Judge Richard A. Hertling describes why Blue Origin's lawsuit against NASA's Moon lander award to SpaceX was dismissed.A public version...
A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space announced October 25 that it plans to develop Orbital Reef, a multi-use business park in low Earth orbit.

Blue Origin and Sierra Space-led consortium to launch commercial space station

A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space has announced plans to construct a commercial space station.During an October 25 presentation...
The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has been moved to the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its SLS launch vehicle.

Orion spacecraft moved to Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking

The Orion spacecraft that will be used for NASA's Artemis 1 Moon mission has been moved into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building...
One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy asteroid spacecraft has failed to lock into position after deployment on October 16.

NASA Lucy asteroid mission runs into trouble hours after launch

NASA engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays equipped to the agency's Lucy spacecraft has failed to lock into place.Lucy was...