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China unveil Chang'e-4 rover details and announce competition to name the rover.

China Release Shortlist of 10 Names for the Chang’e 4 Lunar Rover

A 10-name shortlist for the Chang’e 4 lunar rover has been released following the close of a public contest. A final decision on the...
RemoveDEBRIS satellite captures cubesat in experimental net.

RemoveDEBRIS Satellite Performs World’s First In-Orbit Space Junk Capture

An experimental satellite developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Airbus and others has successfully captured a target cubesat with a net while orbiting...
SpaceX has revealed that Yusaku Maezawa will be the first commercial passenger for the provider's BFR vehicle.

SpaceX Reveal First Commercial BFR Passenger

SpaceX has announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first commercial BFR passenger. The mission is currently scheduled for 2023 with Maezawa...
ISS commander denies crew involvement in station leak.

Space Station Commander Denies Crew Involvement in Soyuz Leak

International Space Station Expedition 56 commander Drew Feustel has denied that his crew had anything to do with a leak discovered late last month....
Chinese launch provider LandSpace prepare to launch the county's first private orbital vehicle.

LandSpace Prepares to Launch China’s First Private Orbital Mission

Private Chinese launch provider LandSpace Technology is preparing to launch the country’s first private orbital rocket launch. The provider’s Zhuque-1 launch vehicle has been...
Crew aboard the International Space Station have repaired a leak that cause a slight loss of cabin pressure.

Crew Repair Leak in Russian Module of the ISS

The crew of the International Space Station has repaired a small leak in the Russian segment of the station that resulted in a small...
As SpaceX install crew access arm to Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation of their first commercial crew launch.

SpaceX Raise Futuristic Crew Access Arm at Pad 39A

In preparation for the first crewed Dragon launches early next year, SpaceX have completed the installation of a crew access arm at the historic...
China unveil Chang'e-4 rover details and announce competition to name the rover.

China Unveil Chang’e-4 Rover Details

Late Wednesday, officials from the China National space Administration unveiled images of the Chang'e-4 rover. The rover, which is set to be launched to...
NASA astronaut tested the Boeing Emergency Egress System (EES) zip line at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41.

Astronauts Test Boeing’s Emergency Zip Line

In preparation for the first crewed test flights of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule, four of the astronauts selected to crew the spacecraft participated...
Nine astronauts have been selected to crew the first four mission of the NASA Commercial Crew Program.

NASA Select Crews for Dragon and Starliner Test Flights

NASA officials have announced the astronauts that will serve on the first crews of the Commercial Crew Program. The announcement included 9 astronauts, 5...

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has expressed the agency's desire to return to the moon as soon as possible.

NASA Aims to Return to the Moon This Year

NASA has revealed an ambitious plan to return to the moon this year with help from commercial partners. The announcement came during a briefing at...
NASA plans to map the sky with the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx).

NASA Plans to Explore Millions of Galaxies with SPHEREx Spacecraft

NASA has announced a new mission that will attempt to map the sky in order to survey millions of galaxies. The agency hopes data...
NASA has official announced they will stop recovery efforts to revive the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity

NASA Officially Say Goodbye to Mars Opportunity Rover

During a briefing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, agency officials announced that the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity has officially gone silent. The...
The Department of Defense has announced a review of the SpaceX Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class certification

DOD to Review Air Force Certification of SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Departement of Defense Inspector General has announced it plans to review the Air Force’s decision to award the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Heavy...
To commemorate the opening of its new headwaters, Orbex has unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage.

Orbex Unveils Prime Rocket Stage with 3-D Printed Engine

At a glitzy VIP event to commemorate the opening of their new headquarters, small launch vehicle developer Orbex unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage....