China had launched a rocket to resupply its Tiangong space station. However, the country left a 21-ton Long March 5B booster on its own, and it tumbled back in an uncontrolled descent, claimed NASA
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Roscosmos space agency will abandon the International Space Station (ISS) to build successor to Mir. It will fulfill its obligations, including delivering NASA astronauts and cargo to the ISS.
This week we have a very exciting mission scheduled to take off. Rocket Lab will launch an Electron rocket carrying NASA's CAPSTONE CubeSat to the Moon to test the orbit of an upcoming space station.
We have two launches in the week ahead, both from SpaceX. Also, be sure to check out this week's recap section where we've included a video of dust devils on Mars filmed by a NASA rover.
NASA has reached a major milestone in the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope with the successful alignment of the optics. The agency also shared a focused image of a star taken by JWST.
After the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, we have a quiet week ahead. It'll be interesting though because Russia is planning the third test flight of its Angara A5 rocket.
This week should be interesting for space launches as SpaceX gets NASA's DART probe off the ground. Next year, DART will impact an asteroid satellite known as Dimorphos in an Earth defence test.
NASA may launch its first Artemis unmanned test flight in February 2022. It will be an important step in the space agency's goal of returning to the moon by the end of this decade.
In the week beginning October 25, we'll see two missions to the International Space Station. One will be a cargo mission from Russia and the other will be a commercial crewed mission from SpaceX.
This week there are a number of notable rocket launches. William Shatner will experience space, more taikonauts are going to the CSS and NASA is launching Lucy to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
This week, the rocket launch schedule just consists of satellite missions. Among them is Landsat 9, the latest in the Landsat program which first began operation in July 1972, almost 50 years ago.
NASA is working with Joby Aviation to test an eVTOL aircraft that could one day be used to ferry passengers around towns and cities by air. The testing will go on for several years.
SpaceX finally stacked the Starship upper stage onto the Super Heavy booster yesterday, bringing the firm one step closer to an orbital launch. Later this week the ISS will receive a cargo mission.
In a letter to NASA's Administrator, Bill Nelson, Jeff Bezos has offered to waive off payments of up to $2 billion. He believes this will enable NASA to embrace "dual-source" strategy.
SpaceX to receive $178 million to fly the Europa Clipper mission on its Falcon Heavy rocket. That's significantly cost effective compared to NASA's in-house SLS that costs around $2 billion.
NASA has pushed back the splashdown for Crew-1 Dragon. The astronauts will now undock from the ISS on Friday before landing in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday morning. The event will be streamed.
Four astronauts are now in Earth orbit aboard the SpaceX Crew-2 Dragon. They are set to dock at the International Space Station at 5:10 a.m. EDT on Saturday bringing the ISS crew size to 11.
NASA has pushed the Crew-2 Dragon mission back from Thursday to Friday. The crew will reach the space station on Saturday bringing the people on board to 11 until four people leave next week.
NASA has successfully flown the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. This is the first time a powered, controlled flight has taken place on another planet and will be sure to send back some interesting photos.
The week will see SpaceX take more astronauts to the ISS, a Helicopter fly on Mars, and possibly the first successful landing on SpaceX's Starship after it was selected for NASA's Artemis missions.
NASA has announced that it has awarded SpaceX a $2.89 billion contract to continue developing a human landing system ready for the 2024 Artemis 3 mission which will return Americans to the Moon.
NASA has announced it'll carry out the final Green Run test for the SLS' core stage. This will be the final core stage test before Artemis I in November which will integrate SLS and Orion.
NASA has released footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars last week. High definition cameras equipped to the machinery at different vantage points give great shots of Mars and the rover.
NASA has confirmed the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars. In its two year mission, it will take samples from a historical lakebed which will be examing for signs of ancient life.
NASA and Boeing are aiming for no earlier than March 25 for CST-100 Starliner's second unmanned orbital flight test (OFT-2). The test is slated to be a milestone in the NASA Commercial Crew program.
Japan will develop components for the Lunar Gateway's International Habitation (I-Hab) module. The I-Hab module is currently slated to be sent to space in 2026, two years after Gateway's launch.
If the mission is successful, China will become only the third country to collect and bring back rock samples from the Moon to the Earth—a feat that has not been attempted for the past four decades.
Dragon and the Falcon 9 become the first NASA-certified system in over 40 years for regular manned trips to the ISS. The approval echoes SpaceX's success in the Commercial Crew program.
Dubbed Crew-1, the Crew Dragon's second manned flight to the International Space Station is scheduled for next month on November 15, weather permitting, with four astronauts on board.
NASA has found water on the Moon's sunlit surface using a flying observatory known as SOFIA. It raises questions about how the water is arriving there in the first place and how it's stored.
Finland's Nokia has been selected by NASA to build the first cellular network on the Moon. The network is expected to be installed in late 2022 with the help of a private spacecraft design firm.
The largest and most powerful space science telescope was subjected to low and high-frequency vibrations to test it against the harsh conditions that it will face during launch next year.
Boeing and NASA signed a new contract extension that is valued at $916 million. Under it, the former will continue to support development and research aboard the ISS through 2024 at least.
NASA's Perseverance Rover will now launch towards Mars on July 22. The delay is due to contamination concern in the ground support lines; the rover and the rocket themselves are in good condition.
On Saturday, NASA and SpaceX gave the go-ahead to Demo-2. Here's an in-depth look at Crew Dragon's maiden crewed test flight to the International Space Station from start to finish.
Crew Dragon has launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket and is now on its way to the ISS. This is a historic moment as for the first time in nine years, astronauts have taken off from American soil.
Following the Launch Readiness Review, NASA and SpaceX have given the Crew Dragon launch atop the Falcon 9 rocket a go-ahead. However, the weather will still prove to be an important consideration.
VITAL was tested successfully on a human patient simulator. It has now been approved by the FDA for use in severe cases of COVID-19. NASA is now looking for partners to take on its manufacturing.
Less than 3.5 hours after its launch from Kazakhstan, the Russian spacecraft Progress 75 docked at the ISS over northwest China carrying 2.7 metric tons of propellant, food, and other supplies.
CIMON-2, the AI-powered assistant onboard the International Space Station has successfully completed its initial testing, showing the ability to respond to a variety of tasks communicated verbally.