Space launches
China’s orbiting space station crew has completed their first spacewalk of their six-month mission. Several more spacewalks are planned, demonstrating how such activities have become routine for Chinese astronauts.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is expanding the state National Guard’s mission to assist both the Oglala Sioux and the Rosebud Sioux Tribes with firewood and snow removal amid the relentless wind and life-threatening cold that have crippled their reservations in the southwestern corner of
The government says a rocket carrying three astronauts to finish construction of China’s space station will blast off Tuesday.
A Philippine military commander says the Chinese coast guard has forcibly seized apparent Chinese rocket debris that was being towed by the Philippine navy, in the latest confrontation in the disputed South China Sea.
A space capsule is hurtling toward the moon for the first time in 50 years. The spacecraft with three test dummies aboard launched on top of NASA’s new moon rocket early Wednesday.
NASA has managed to plug a leak while fueling its new moon rocket for a middle-of-the-night launch. It’s the space agency’s third try to put an empty capsule around the moon for the first time in 50 years.
NASA is making another attempt to launch its new moon rocket on its first test flight. The 322-foot rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit.
NASA is counting down to this week’s planned liftoff of its new moon rocket after an evaluation of hurricane damage.
NASA says its moon rocket needs only minor repairs after enduring a hurricane and is on track for liftoff next week.
Big emitters of the heat-trapping gas methane can expect a call from the United Nations starting next year, when the global body launches a new platform to combine existing systems for tracking the potent greenhouse gas from space.
A satellite intended to improve weather forecasting and an experimental inflatable heat shield to protect spacecraft entering atmospheres have been launched into space from California.
Philippine officials say suspected debris from a recent Chinese rocket launch has been found at sea off two provinces.
NASA is again postponing the launch of its new moon rocket because of a storm threatening the Florida coast. Fuel leaks have kept the rocket grounded since August.
A newly launched cargo capsule has run into trouble with a solar panel after liftoff. Only one of the two solar panels on the Northrop Grumman capsule opened successfully following Monday’s predawn liftoff.
Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, state TV reported, seeking to demonstrate the force’s space prowess even as anti-government protests rage across the country.
NASA’s moon rocket is back on the pad for another launch attempt, following more repairs. The 322-foot rocket departed its Florida hangar in the middle of the night and completed the 4-mile trip shortly after sunrise Friday.
SpaceX has scored another set of double booster landings following a Florida launch for the military.
China’s third and final module docked with its its permanent space station and further a more than decade-long effort to maintain a constantly crewed presence in orbit.
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the California sky on Thursday evening as it carried 53 Starlink satellites into orbit.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India launched a rocket carrying 36 private internet satellites on early Sunday, stepping in to keep the orbital constellation growing after a monthslong interruption related to the war in Ukraine.
Japan’s space agency says a rocket carrying eight satellites failed just after liftoff and had to be aborted by a self-destruction command, in the country’s first failed rocket launch in nearly 20 years.
SpaceX has delivered a fresh crew to the International Space Station for NASA, including the first Russian to launch from the U.S. in 20 years.
A Russian cosmonaut has rocketed from the U.S. for the first time in 20 years, catching a ride with SpaceX.
Iran says it has launched a test tug into sub-orbital space. State TV said Tuesday that the Saman space tug was built by the country’s Space Research Center and launched by the Islamic Republic’s Defense Ministry.
Firefly Aerospace has reached orbit with its new rocket. The new aerospace company’s Alpha rocket lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base early Saturday and arced over the dark Pacific.
A year after its first Alpha rocket had to be destroyed during flight, a new aerospace company has experienced a delay in a new attempt to place multiple satellites into orbit.
NASA’s moon rocket is safely back inside its hangar as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November.
Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter. Mission managers decided Monday to return the rocket to its hangar, adding weeks of delay for the lunar-orbiting test flight.
A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket.
NASA is skipping next week’s launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that’s expected to become a major hurricane.