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Astronauts, tourists and tiny rockets are poised for liftoff.

  • Jan 11, 2019

The move comes as the company is on the verge of launching NASA’s astronauts, building a new rocket it hopes will be able to carry people to deep space and launching a constellation of satellites.

  • Jan 11, 2019

The Air Force has accepted an order for new Boeing tankers, despite known flaws with the aircraft's design. The action comes amid increased scrutiny of acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, who formerly worked for Boeing.

  • Jan 10, 2019

Jim Bridenstine said the invitation was an attempt to maintain relations with Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.

  • Jan 5, 2019

On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders caught a glimpse of the earth that made him gasp. He grabbed his camera and a roll of color film.

  • Dec 24, 2018

While a Space Force would need congressional approval, President Trump could establish a command, which Vice President Pence said would be led by a four-star general and consolidate the 18,000 military and civilian personnel who work on national security issues in space.

  • Dec 18, 2018

After setbacks, rocket launch opens new era in human spaceflight.

  • Dec 13, 2018

The space industry wants to launch more rockets through an already congested airspace. The airline industry says that will lead to more flight delays.

  • Dec 12, 2018

As Virgin Galactic — the company founded by billionaire Richard Branson with a goal of taking tourists on suborbital trips high into the sky — prepares to eventually fly its first customers, the question remains: Where does space begin?

  • Dec 11, 2018

The predawn launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was SpaceX's 12th of the year.

  • Jun 29, 2018
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