The United Launch Alliance is set to launch the CST-100 Starliner to the ISS carrying cargo for the crew. The mission is a vital test for further crewed missions aboard ULA's Starliner.
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.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though.
Jeff Bezos thanked the hardworking Amazon employees as well as customers for funding his 11-minute trip to space. Yesterday Bezos became the second billionaire to fly to space after Richard Branson.
Jeff Bezos will fly into space today aboard New Shepard, built by his company Blue Origin. He will be accompanied by his brother and two others, and you can watch the space flight via livestream.
On this flight, Richard Branson was joined by three Virgin Galactic employees. The objective of this mission was to evaluate the commercial astronaut experience for future space flights.
Next week, China's Long March rockets will be performing several missions to ferry satellites into orbit and Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, will also be taking his first trip to space.
China's National Space Administration (CNSA) has shared a video of Zhurong rover's descent on Mars. It is part of the Tianwen-1 mission aimed at studying the Martian geology and atmosphere.
In the upcoming week, China will be sending its first three taikonauts to the new Chinese Space Station. They are set to blast off on Thursday morning aboard the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft.
Jeff Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space with his brother on July 20. The pair will be flying on the first New Shepard crewed mission following a series of test flights of the craft.
We're heading into a quiet week for rocket launches but some long-delayed missions could finally get the break they need and get into orbit. One of the missions will see Virgin Orbit do an air launch.
The CEO responded to a fan on Twitter, saying that the company's offshore launchpad could be operational next year. It will be used as a launch platform for the Starship spacecraft.
This week we will see SpaceX and OneWeb orbit more satellites that will beam internet connectivity back to Earth. China also re-attempt its Tianzhou-2 supply mission to the Chinese Space Station.
China has successfully landed its first rover on the Martian surface. The Zhurong rover touched down in the Utopia Planitia region where it will conduct experiments on Martian rocks.
The upcoming week of rocket launches is fairly routine, SpaceX is hoping to launch more Starlink satellites and Virgin Galactic could also fly its SpaceShipTwo-class VSS Unity rocketplane.
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.
This week is packed full of rocket launches among which China will launch the first module of its space station. The Chinese Space Station could receive three taikonauts as soon as June.
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.
SpaceX's Starship SN11 mission turned into a catastrophe today as the firm attempted to launch in low-visibility conditions. Despite the thick fog, debris could be seen falling after the mishap.
The next week will feature an interesting launch from Blue Origin, the firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Astronauts will practice getting aboard the craft ready for a crewed mission in the future.
In the upcoming week, we have several rocket launches due. The most interesting will be the maiden flight of Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket which is launching from Vandenberg AFB.
There are four planned rocket launches this week, two from SpaceX, one from Rocket Lab, and another from the Chinese National Space Administration. Rocket Lab's mission was delayed from last week.
SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship rocket, however, several minutes after, the vehicle exploded due to a fire which managed to reach the propellant which subsequently ignited.
Rocket Lab has announced plans for its upcoming Neutron rocket which will deliver larger satellites to space, go to other planets and launch with human crews. Neutron will be partially reusable too.
There are three rocket launches expected this week. Rocket Lab is launching several satellites, Iran is re-attempting to launch its Pars 1 satellite, and SpaceX will try to land Starship SN10.
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.
This week, India, SpaceX, Russia, China and Iran are all planning space launches. All of the launches are carrying satellites but for very different purposes from internet delivery to monitoring.
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.
The team-up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be centered around delivering Azure capabilities to space through HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2, which is set to be launched this month.
After several scrubbed launch attempts, SpaceX finally got its Starship SN9 off the ground today thanks to good visibility and wind conditions. Unfortunately, like SN8, the rocket failed to land.
SpaceX has launched 143 satellites into space today. The launch set a record for the number of satellites being launched into space at once, it was previously held by India's space agency.
The UK Space Agency is going to work with Rolls-Royce to investigate nuclear propulsion. If developed, a nuclear rocket would get to Mars in half the time it currently takes with today's technology.
Starship SN8 executed an almost perfect high-altitude flight test before plummeting towards the earth at a velocity greater than the intended threshold. SpaceX and Musk extolled the test as a success.
Japan's Hayabusa-2 has dropped off a capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu. The mission launched at the end of 2014 and arrived at Ryugu in 2018. It began returning in November 2019.
Elecnor Deimos UK will be one of the firms working on a new satellite dubbed The Claw which will guide space junk, which is becoming unsafe, to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere where it will burn up.
After igniting its upper stage eight minutes after liftoff, the Vega rocket lost nominal speed and went on a degraded trajectory, taking with it the Spanish and French payload onboard.
The UK government has commissioned research into whether space-based solar power could be made to work. The research will look to find what hurdles need to be overcome to achieve the plan.
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.