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Monday’s launch went off smoothly, the company said, and its booster fell back through the atmosphere, slowing itself down by refiring its engine. But a camera on board the floating platform, known as an autonomous spaceport droneship, showed that the booster did not touch down.
  • Feb 17, 2020
Once thought impossible, SpaceX is on the verge of its 50th landing of a booster rocket after launch, a milestone that has helped convince the space industry that ditching rocket boosters into the ocean, the practice for decades, is an expensive waste of a perfectly good vehicle.
  • Feb 14, 2020
The White House proposal would increase NASA spending from about $19 billion when Trump came into office to $28.6 billion by fiscal 2023.
  • Feb 10, 2020
Boeing is now reviewing all 1 million lines of code in the capsule’s computer systems, officials said. How long that review will take is uncertain.
  • Feb 7, 2020
The budget request, which would need to be approved by a reluctant Congress, would top out at more than $25 billion, with almost $3 billion to develop the vehicles necessary to get astronauts to and from the lunar surface as part of NASA’s “Artemis” program.
  • Feb 7, 2020
The problem could have caused a ‘catastrophic’ failure but was fixed in flight. But NASA now will require the company to undergo a full safety review.
  • Feb 6, 2020
The astronaut spent 328 days aboard the International Space Station, which has been occupied continuously for 20 years.
  • Feb 6, 2020
On Wednesday, the House space subcommittee begins consideration of a bill that flatly rejects the Trump administration's space priorities and directs NASA to prioritize travel to Mars over returning to the moon.
  • Jan 28, 2020
After Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft suffered a serious setback during a test last month, the space agency has to decide whether to require the company to repeat the uncrewed test flight or allow the next planned flight to proceed with astronauts aboard.
  • Jan 9, 2020