Virgin Galactic announced that the company will launch its first commercial spaceflights this summer with a research mission in June followed by a private astronaut trip in August.
Virgin Galactic's launch Thursday went off without a hitch, the latest move by one of three major billionaire-backed players in the space race. SpaceX and Blue Origin also had developments recently.
The Axiom Mission 2 space crew launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a private charter flight Sunday, marking the first time Saudi Arabians went to space in decades.
Virgin Galactic has revealed the date that will mark the opening of the window for its Unity 25 spaceflight. The opening for the mission will fall on May 25.
SpaceX launched a batch of 56 Starlink satellites into orbit early Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and successfully landed a rocket in the sea.
NASA and Rocket Lab USA, Inc. launched two small satellites into orbit from New Zealand on Monday to study hurricanes and other cyclones more frequently.
While SpaceX Starships remain grounded by the FAA, CEO Elon Musk predicted when they could lift off next – assuming a new lawsuit doesn't cause delays.
Environmental and wildlife groups sued the Federal Aviation Administration over SpaceX rocket operations in Texas. The company's Starship exploded minutes after launch on April 20.
The April 20 launch of the SpaceX Starship rocket in Texas started a fire on state park land and sent debris flying. Residents in a nearby town reported dust falling after the launch.
The Japanese Hakuto lunar lander likely made a hard landing on the moon's surface on Tuesday. Ispace said that it lost communications with the lander and was not receiving data.
AST SpaceMobile and its partners announced Tuesday that the company made the first space-based calls to a standard smartphone using the BW3 satellite.
Following a December launch from Florida, Japanese private space company ispace attempted to put its Hakuto-R M1 lander on the surface of the moon on Tuesday. The team lost contact.
John Hannah reacts to a U.S. intel leak exposing Chinese efforts to build cyber weapons to overtake Western satellites during wartime.
SpaceX has revealed the cause of the resulting explosion following the Thursday morning southern Texas test flight of the nearly 400-foot-tall Starship rocket.
Elon Musk congratulated the SpaceX team on Thursday after the company's Starship successfully launched before exploding in its first test flight.
The first test flight of the SpaceX Starship, the largest and most powerful rocket, blasted off from the coast of Texas on Thursday morning. It experienced an unscheduled disassembly.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced several factors it will consider when determining whether to approve a commercial space operations as frequency of launches increases.
SpaceX scrubbed the first test flight for its Starship spacecraft from its Starbase in Texas on Monday morning after identifying a pressurization issue, the company said.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted about the Starship launch attempt taking place Monday, shortly after the private space company announce it was going through final checks.
The Federal Aviation Administration cleared the way for the first test flight of the SpaceX Starship. The Elon Musk-owned space company's launch could come next week.