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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...
In commemoration of the first human spaceflight in history, Russia’s GK Launch Services have given its Soyuz-2 rocket a new colour scheme.

Soyuz-2 vertical at Baikonur sporting new colour scheme

Russian state-owned commercial launch provider GK Launch Services is preparing to launch a unique Soyuz-2 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic...
SpaceX has set a new reusability benchmarked launching a Falcon 9 booster on a ninth mission for the first time.

SpaceX launch Falcon 9 booster for a ninth time setting new benchmark

SpaceX has set a new benchmark in its efforts to reuse Falcon 9 boosters with the launch of a ninth mission aboard the same...
ULA and SpaceX have been awarded $383.9 million to launch two national security missions each by 2023.

ULA and SpaceX awarded $380 million to launch national security missions

The United States Department of Defense announced March 9 that it had awarded over $380 million in contracts for the launch of four national...
According to NASA, the Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 is unlikely to occur in April.

Second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test delayed again

NASA has announced that the second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight will be delayed by more than a month. The test had previously been...
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 maiden flight of the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket has been delayed from 2021 to late 2022.

Maiden Blue Origin New Glenn flights slip to late 2022

Blue Origin announced February 25 that it expected to launch the maiden flight of its New Glenn rocket in the fourth quarter of 2022. The...

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The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has once again been delayed. This time however, the problem is with the launch vehicle and not the telescope itself.

Ariane 5 fairing issues cause further delays to James Webb telescope

A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope may be delayed beyond October 2021 due to...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has begun its journey home to bring a sample of soil and stones from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu back to Earth.

NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid-sampling probe sets sails for Earth

A NASA probe that has spent over two years surveying and collecting samples from an asteroid over 300 million kilometers from Earth has set...
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...
Blue Origin will auction off the first seat aboard a crewed New Shepard vehicle would be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Blue Origin to auction off first seat on New Shepard to highest bidder

Suborbital space tourism provider Blue Origin has announced it will auction off the first seat aboard a crewed flight of the company’s New Shepard...