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Boeing capsule goes off course, won’t dock at space station

Boeing’s new Starliner capsule went off course after launch Dec. 20 and won’t dock with the International Space Station during its first test flight....

NASA’s X-59 QueSST cleared for final assembly

NASA’s first large scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades is cleared for final assembly and integration of its systems following a major...

European planet-studying mission launches from South America

A European spacecraft launched from South America Dec. 18 on a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems. The Characterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS)...

Boeing flight test for Commercial Crew Program will pave way for...

Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test is the second uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, a partnership with the aerospace industry to launch...
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SpaceX successfully launches satellite

SpaceX successfully launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 7:10 p.m., EST, Dec. 16. The satellite...

Preparing to test Orion spacecraft requires a big plane, huge cranes,...

Although it looks like tin foil, the metallic material wrapped around Orion and the Heat Flux System is a material called Mylar. It’s used...

Northrop Grumman signs customer for first flight of OmegA

Northrop Grumman has announced that Saturn Satellite Networks has selected the OmegA space launch vehicle to launch up to two satellites on the rocket’s...

Blue Origin’s 12th mission is a success

Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable suborbital rocket system had a wholly successful mission Dec. 11, 2019. The rocket system lifted off at 11:53 a.m., CDT. The entire...

Lockheed Martin delivers Mars 2020 rover aeroshell to launch site

The capsule-shaped aeroshell that will protect NASA's Mars 2020 rover was delivered to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida Dec. 12. Built by Lockheed Martin, the aeroshell...

NASA, public mark assembly of SLS stage with Artemis Day

On Dec. 9, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showed off the Space Launch System liquid-fueled rocket stage that will send the first Artemis mission to...