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SpaceX has successfully launched its 22nd International Space Station resupply mission carrying science experiments, cargo for the crew and equipment for the orbiting laboratory.

SpaceX launch squid and tardigrades aboard Dragon spacecraft

The 22nd SpaceX International Space Station resupply mission launched aboard a Dragon spacecraft June 3 carrying 3,328 kilograms of cargo including science experiments and...
NASA’s James Webb telescope launch has been pushed with a revised launch date not yet set.

James Webb telescope launch delayed again

The launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed again as teams face a number of challenges. Prior to this most recent delay,...
The Tianzhou-2 resupply spacecraft docked with China’s Tianhe space station module on May 29.

China launch resupply mission to space station

China's Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the country's recently launched space station core module eight hours after being launched. The uncrewed spacecraft was launched...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that launched 60 Starlink satellites on May 9 was the first to be flown on ten missions.

SpaceX launch and recover a Falcon 9 booster for the 10th time

A flight-proven Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral on May 9 on its tenth mission carrying 60 more Starlink satellites. The mission was launched...
A second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight to the International Space Station will be launched on July 30.

Second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight set for July 30

NASA has announced that it is targeting July 30 at 18:53 UTC for the launch of the second uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner...
The first SLS core stage was rolled into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on April 29.

Final element of NASA’s first SLS rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

The final element of NASA's first heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for final integration ahead of its...
The first three-person crew of the Chinese space station will be launched aboard the Tianzhou 12 on June 10.

First crewed mission to Chinese space station expected in June

With the successful deployment of the core module of the new Chinese space station, the country is pushing forward with preparing to launch the...
Just 12 hours after liftoff, the crew of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission were instructed to put their spacesuits back on to prepare for a possible collision with space debris.

NASA SpaceX Crew 2 astronauts experience close call with space debris

Less than 12 hours after launching from the Kennedy Space Center, the four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour were forced to prepare...
The flight-proven Falcon 9 booster earmarked for the Crew-2 mission was previously utilised to launch the Crew-1 mission aboard the Crew Dragon Resilience.

Landmark NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission slated for April 22 launch

NASA has concluded the flight readiness review of the agency's SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) giving the go-ahead for liftoff...
The SaceX SN11 Starship prototype is the fourth in less than four months to be launched successful but fail to be recovered.

What we know about the unsuccessful SpaceX Starship SN11 flight

With a fourth launch in less than four months, SpaceX and Elon Musk discovered another way how not to land a Starship prototype. The SN11...

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Protests filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics to the Government Accountability Office protesting the awarding of a single Artemis lunar lander contract have been denied.

GAO rejects Blue Origin protest of NASA lunar lander contract award

The US Government Accountability Office has rejected claims filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics protesting the awarding of a single NASA lunar lander contract...
Thrusters aboard Russian new Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly just hours after the module docked with the International Space Station.

New space station module malfunctions hours after docking

Hours after docking with the International Space Station, the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module unexpectedly fired its thrusters which pushed the station out of its...
Jeff Bezos has offered over $2 billion in funding in a bid to secure a NASA lunar lander contract for the Blue Origin-led National Team.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to secure a lunar lander contract

In an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson penned by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin offered more than $2 billion to be...
NASA has awarded SpaceX a $179-million contract to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard a Falcon Heavy | Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Selection of Falcon Heavy saves Europa Clipper mission almost $2 billion

NASA has selected to launch its $4 billion Europa Clipper mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The launch is slated for October 2024. Announced on...
In preparation for its 2025 Solar Cruiser mission, NASA is preparing to launch a solar sail technology demonstrator aboard Artemis 1.

Solar sail asteroid explorer to launch aboard Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon will carry a solar sailing CubeSat as part of an array of secondary payloads. Artemis 1 is the...