spaceflight

SpaceX Starship Completes Third Test Flight, But Burns Up On Reentry

Elon Musk hails mostly successful test flight, saying Starship will make life 'multiplanetary' and will take humanity to Mars

1 month ago

Virgin Galactic Completes First Commercial Spaceflight

After lengthy pause, Sir Richard Branson venture Virgin Galactic finally delivers paying customers to edge of space

10 months ago

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Lands Safely After Test Flight

Spaceplane from Virgin Galactic makes first return to edge of space in nearly two years, to restart Richard Branson's space…

11 months ago

SpaceX Launches Space Station Crew In NASA Mission

SpaceX successfully launches a four man Crew Dragon into orbit after launch on Monday was called off at the last…

1 year ago

SpaceX Test Fires Starship ‘Super Heavy’ Booster Rocket

Milestone test of one SpaceX Super Heavy booster rocket completed, ahead of debut orbital launch of Starship

1 year ago

NASA And DARPA To Develop Nuclear Rocket Engines For Mars

Partnership between NASA and DARPA seeks to develop nuclear thermal rocket engine for upcoming Mars missions

1 year ago

Artemis I Lunar Mission Concludes After Orion Splashdown

NASA's first trial run for returning humans to the moon concluded this weekend, after splashdown of uncrewed Orion capsule

1 year ago

AWS Runs Analytics Software On Satellite In Orbit

First of its kind for space industry sees Amazon Web Services successfully run software on a satellite in orbit

1 year ago

Crewed Boeing Starliner Spaceflight Set For April 2023 Launch

Two month delay to launch of first crewed mission aboard Boeing's Starliner, which seeks to compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX

1 year ago

Debris From SpaceX Dragon Capsule Lands On Australian Farm

Chunks of space debris found on Australia mountain top farmland identified as remains of a four ton SpaceX Dragon capsule

2 years ago

Boeing Starliner Launches Successfully, On Route To International Space Station

Boeing's crewless space taxi, CST-100 Starliner, one step closer to NASA certification, as it enters orbit carrying supplies for International…

2 years ago

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Readied For Tonight

Third time the charm? Main rival to SpaceX's Dragon capsule, the embattled Boeing Starliner spacecraft, set for launch tonight

2 years ago

Virgin Galactic Reopens Space Tourism Ticket Sales

Got a spare $450,000? Sir Richard Branson's space venture restarts ticket sales to edge of space, after brief FAA grounding…

2 years ago

Boeing Delays Starliner Launch Until 2022

Glitch with vehicle's propulsion system discovered in August still to be resolved, and crucial uncrewed test flight delayed until next…

2 years ago

Star Trek’s William Shatner Becomes Oldest Person In Space

The original Captain Kirk (aka William Shatner) returns to planet earth after brief journey to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

3 years ago

First All-Civilian Crew Launch To Orbit On SpaceX Rocket

The door to outer space continues to be nudged wider, as first all-civilian crew circle the Earth aboard SpaceX Crew…

3 years ago

FAA Grounds Virgin Galactic Pending Flight Deviation Report

US Federal Aviation Administration grounds Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo amidst probe into shallower-than-expected flight path of July rocket trip into space

3 years ago

Blue Origin Successfully Completes First Test Flight, After Jeff Bezos Mission

Blue Origin test flight successfully reuses the New Shepard rocket that carried Jeff Bezos and others to space last month

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Prices Spaceflight Tickets at $450,000 Per Seat

Does that include an inflight meal? Single seat on Sir Richard's Virgin Galactic spacefight priced at an eyewatering $450,000

3 years ago

Boeing Postpones Starliner Launch Over Glitch

Test launch on Tuesday of Boeing's uncrewed Starliner astronaut capsule to the ISS has been postponed, after a glitch was…

3 years ago

Jeff Bezos Offers NASA $2 Billion For Lunar Contract

Tempting offer? Jeff Bezos offers to cover costs of up to $2 billion, if NASA awards Blue Origin a contract…

3 years ago

Jeff Bezos Completes Blue Origin Spaceflight

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly lost his title as the richest man on earth, after he blasted off into outer…

3 years ago

Sir Richard Branson Wins Battle Of Billionaire Space Race

Sir Richard beats Bezos into outer space. But Blue Origin mocks Virgin Galactic and points out that Sir Richard didn't…

3 years ago

Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic To Beat Jeff Bezos To Space

Beating Bezos. Surprise from Virgin Galactic that its first spaceflight will carry Richard Branson to space before Jeff Bezos

3 years ago

Jeff Bezos Selects 82-Year-Old Woman To Join Spaceflight

A 82 year-old woman who trained for NASA's Mercury program in the 1960s chosen by Jeff Bezos for a seat…

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Receives US Approval For Space Travel

Richard Branson's spaceship venture Virgin Galactic approved by US FAA to fly people to space after successful test flight

3 years ago

Passenger Bids $28 Million To Join Jeff Bezos On Blue Origin Debut

Blue Origin announces winner of live auction to join Jeff Bezos and his brother on debut spaceflight next month

3 years ago

SpaceX SN11 Rocket Explodes During Descent

Another bumpy ride for Elon Musk's prototype spacecraft that will eventually be used to ferry mankind to the moon and…

3 years ago

SpaceX Announces First-Ever All Civilian Flight Crew

Inspiration4 will be the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission that will put all an civilian crew into orbit in Q4…

3 years ago

SpaceX Mission Delivers Astronauts Into Orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries two NASA astronauts to International Space Station in historic first for a private company

4 years ago