Axiom Space and SpaceX are preparing to send the first all-private mission to the International Space Station.
A massive wet dress rehearsal for a rocket and spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon was scrubbed again Monday for issues unrelated to Sunday's delay.
Since the fall, the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft have been stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, awaiting the Artemis-1 mission launch. For the first time, the Artemis-1 vehicle made the 4-mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launchpad 39B.
The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on Friday, away from telescopes’ prying eyes. It may take weeks, even months, to confirm the impact through satellite images.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is poised for liftoff on March 1 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Space company Astra is hoping to grab a big share of the growing small satellite launch market.
NASA says it plans to extend operations of the International Space Station until 2030 after which it plans to retire the station and crash it into a remote region of the Pacific Ocean commonly known as Point Nemo.
Astronomers tracked a large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid as it made a relatively close pass by the Earth on Tuesday.
Depending on where you shop, prices for a ticket to space can reportedly range from $125,000 to $55 million.
NASA on Monday announced the 10 new astronauts, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars. Luke Delaney, 42, who grew up in Volusia County, holds degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and was a distinguished naval aviator.
When the launch does happen, the rocket will reportedly carry a laser communications demonstration project into space.
For the first time in four years, NASA is training a new class of astronauts and one of them grew up in Central Florida . Luke Delaney, 42, from DeBary, is a retired Marine Corps major and most recently served as a research pilot for NASA. Delaney says he was surprised to hear that he was accepted as a candidate and explained that he had to first ask his wife before he made the decision.
A new launch pad is under construction along the Space Coast. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that construction of Starship orbital launch pad at the Cape has begun.
NASA and several partners are exploring how to prevent an asteroid from slamming into the earth. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, known as DART, will travel for nearly a year to reach the asteroid and attempt to knock it off course.
Skygazers will soon be able to witness a rare partial lunar eclipse — one of most awe-inspiring celestial events of the year.
This comes about a week after SpaceX Crew-2 splashed down off the coast of Florida and days after Crew-3 blasted off into space.
The SpaceX Crew-3 launch had been postponed multiple times, due to weather and then health issues, but a Falcon 9 rocket finally lifted off from Kennedy Space Center just after 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. The astronauts will head to the International Space Station (ISS) and plan to complete scientific experiments while there.
Several massive asteroids have closely passed by Earth in October, and NASA says more are coming.
The astronauts from the U.S., France, and Japan should have been back Monday morning, but high wind in the recovery zone delayed their homecoming.
SpaceX Crew-2 is on its way back to Earth. SpaceX said that the astronauts departed the International Space Station on Monday afternoon. They aim to splash down off the coast of Florida.