SpaceX Launched Its Last Rocket of the Decade to the ISS

On Thursday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida bound for the International Space Station. It marked SpaceX’s 19th trip to the space station and the company's final trip to the station for the decade.

SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Parachute Tests

SpaceX team has completed 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for Crew Dragon. Most recent test demonstrated the parachute system’s ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event that one of the four main parachutes fails.

Elon Musk Starship Update

SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system.

LightSail 2 Mission is Going Strong and Sending Mission Info Home

LightSail 2 is the third attempt to send a light sail spacecraft into orbit by the global non-profit society, which is devoted to promoting space exploration. Since reaching orbit, the LightSail 2 has been indicated that it is in good working order.

Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The European Space Agency is developing its own reusable spacecraft. Space Rider will be an un-crewed vehicle with high-tech capabilities that will provide access to space for scientific and commercial enterprises.

Prototype of a Future Interstellar Probe was Just Tested

Researchers have recently conducted a successful stratospheric test of their wafercraft. If all goes well, the spacecraft will be able to reach relativistic speeds and make it to the nearest star system within our lifetimes.

Test Mission of SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Finished

Indeed, the Demo-1 mission went exactly as planned, signifying an important milestone for the U.S. as it strives to regain its ability to independently send astronauts into space.

SpaceX given the go-ahead for Dragon's first journey into Earth orbit

NASA and SpaceX announced that they are ready to conduct the first orbital launch of Crew Dragon as early as March 2nd, a demonstration that will directly precede the first crewed launch on a US rocket in more eight years.

World's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.

New Glenn: Blue Origins Big Reusable Rocket

New Glenn is a two-stage orbital launch vehicle with an optional third stage and a reusable first stage. Launches of the New Glenn are planned to be made from Spaceport Florida Launch Complex 36 in 2020.

SpaceX ties its record for most launches in a year

With Thursday's launch, SpaceX has now flown 18 mission this year, tying its record set in 2017. The company could fly as many as four more rockets this year.

The world's smallest optical gyroscope

A new tiny optical gyroscope fits on the tip of your finger and could find its way into drones and spacecraft in the future.

Optical Rocket Boosts Electrons to Nearly the Speed of Light

In a new experiment, a team of researchers used laser pulses to accelerate photons to near the speed of light, which could have immense applications for space flight and particle physics.

Mission to Slam Spacecraft Into Asteroid Has Begun Construction

A mission to deflect asteroids that might threaten Earth has begun its final assembly phase, according to a news release. NASA is testing a technique meant to protect the planet from an impending asteroid strike.

Boeing calls 2019 Starliner vehicle crew launch “realistic”

Boeing will target the end of this year (or early 2019) for an uncrewed orbital flight test of its Starliner vehicle.