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NASA certifies the Space Crew Dragon capable of safely transporting astronauts to and from orbit.

SpaceX Crew Dragon receives long-awaited NASA certification

NASA concluded its extensive review of the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch system on October 10 certifying the spacecraft capable of carrying astronauts to space....
Dawn Aerospace receive a €385k European Space Agency development contract.

Spaceplane Startup Receives ESA Contract to Develop 3D-Printed Engine

Spaceplane startup Dawn Aerospace announced October 31 that it had secured a €385k European Space Agency (ESA) development contract for 3D-printed rocket engines. Headquartered in...
Teams have successfully installed the Artemis 1 Orion crew spacecraft's four solar arrays.

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion Spacecraft Gets its Wings

The Orion spacecraft that will be launched on the maiden mission of NASA's Artemis program is a step closer to completion with the installation...
NASA awards $53.2 million Tipping Point contract to SpaceX to develop Starship on orbit propellant transfer technology.

NASA Award SpaceX $53.2 Million for Starship On-Orbit Propellant Transfer

NASA awarded a $53.2 million contract to SpaceX October 14 to develop on-orbit propellant transfer capabilities for the launch providers next-generation Starship vehicle. The $53.2...
Astrobotic delivers its first 2U CubeRover to NASA.

Astrobotic Deliver Lunar Micro Rover to NASA for Testing

Astrobotic announced October 1 that it had delivered its first CubeRover to NASA concluding a $750,000 NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2...
SpaceX ships a next-gen Cargo Drago spacecraft to Florida for an International Space Station resupply mission.

First Next-Gen SpaceX Cargo Dragon Spacecraft Shipped to Florida

SpaceX has shipped its first next-generation Cargo Dragon spacecraft to Florida in preparation for its debut. In 2019, SpaceX announced it would be retiring its...
Roscosmos announced plans to develop a SpaceX Falcon 9 clone.

Russia Announce Plans for SpaceX Falcon 9 Clone

Russian space agency Roscosmos signed a contract with state rocket manufacturer Progress Rocket Space Center on October 5 to develop a reusable launch vehicle....
S.S. Kalpana Chawla spacecraft arrives at the space station with supplies and a new toilet.

Space Station Crew Gets New Toilet

The crew of the International Space Station has welcomed a Cygnus cargo spacecraft carrying 7,800 pounds (3,500 kilograms) of supplies and research. The Northrop Grumman...
NASA astronauts call their SpaceX Crew-1 Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience.

First Operational SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Named Resilience

The astronauts that will be launched aboard the first operational Crew Dragon mission have chosen to call their spacecraft Resilience. During a press conference on...
Elon Musk shares details regarding the progress of the SN8 Starship prototype.

SpaceX CEO Reveals New Starship Testing Details

In a series of tweets on September 27, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk shared details regarding the upcoming testing of the company’s latest...

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China’s Chang'e 5 lander has begun collecting samples from lunar surface.

Chinese lunar lander begins collecting sample after touchdown

The Chinese Chang'e 5 lunar lander has begun collecting samples from the surface of the Moon after a successful touchdown. The Chang'e 5 mission was...
Chang'e 5 has successfully separated from the orbiter after entering orbit around the Moon.

Chang’e 5 lander prepares for touchdown after entering lunar orbit

The Chang'e 5 lander and ascent assembly separated from the orbiter and return-vehicle assembly on November 29 in preparation for a soft landing on...
SpaceX has launched and recovered the same booster for the seventh time.

SpaceX hit new reusability milestone with 100th Falcon 9 flight

A flight-proven Falcon 9 booster became the first to be launched and recovered for a seventh time on November 24. The Falcon 9 launched from...
China launch Chang'e 5 mission to the Moon.

China launches Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission

China launched a mission to the Moon on November 23 that promises to collect samples from the lunar surface and return them to Earth...
First Rocket Lab Electron first stage recovery attempt was a complete success.

Rocket Lab CEO calls first Electron recovery attempt a complete success

The head of California-based launch provider Rocket Lab said November 23 that its first attempt to recover an Electron rocket stage had been a...