Boeing testing its Starliner capsule

The capsule that could one day send astronauts back into space is undergoing extensive testing at Cape Canaveral. Boeing's Starliner is designed for land-based returns rather than water returns, a first for a space capsule built in the United States. The Starliner landing system includes parachutes as well as airbags, seen here, which are designed to absorb the shock of impact.

Going inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

We get a rare look inside NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Inside is a critical component of the planned Space Launch System (SLS), the pathfinder rocket. Weighing in at 228,000 pounds, the pathfinder is a full-scale mock-up of the rocket’s core stage and will provide the power necessary to send NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond Earth’s orbit and to the Moon.

World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out without a male crewmate. Their job is to fix a broken part of the station's solar power network.

Unique launch this week at Cape Canaveral

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer ( ICON) satellite is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Oct. 9, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ICON will be air-launched from a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, carried by the company’s L-1011 aircraft, Stargazer.

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing

A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White House-imposed deadline. But he noted: "I wouldn't bet my oldest child's upcoming birthday present or anything like that."