NASA lost its ability to launch humans from U.S. soil when the space shuttle retired. Now, companies and billionaire entrepreneurs are defining a new space age.


With two veteran NASA astronauts, the postponed effort would have been the first human launch to orbit from U.S. soil in nearly a decade and also the first time a private company has performed the feat.

Three reasons why rocket launches get scrubbed

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch was scrubbed due to bad weather on May 27. Here are other reasons teams may cancel a launch.

Forecasters at Patrick Air Force Base are predicting a 40 percent chance that weather would force a postponement of Wednesday’s launch, an improvement from Monday’s 60 percent, but still casting doubt on the schedule.


For the SpaceX founder, getting NASA astronauts to the International Space Station is just a first step. Elon Musk has the moon and Mars in his sights.

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are about to fly together in one of the most important launches NASA has attempted in years. Their lives have been running down parallel tracks for years.

From diving to zip lining to flying, The Washington Post goes behind the scenes with American astronauts training for a new era in human space flight.

Wednesday's scheduled launch of a crewed spacecraft by SpaceX is a make or break moment for the Trump administration.

The exhaustive review took nearly two days as teams of engineers from NASA and SpaceX reviewed every aspect of the upcoming launch.

Wednesday's scheduled launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule with astronauts aboard would be not only the first crewed launch to orbit by a private corporation, but also a major upset in a new kind of space race.

The staff shakeup comes after NASA awarded contracts for lunar lander spacecraft.

Later this month, it is scheduled to fly a pair of NASA astronauts in a mission with no room for error.

The move comes as NASA is scrambling to return to the moon by 2024.

Dynetics also won a contract that NASA hopes will get humans to the lunar surface by 2024.

A satellite that was about to run out of fuel and be retired was successfully resuscitated by another satellite earlier this year in a development that promises to extend the life of spacecraft and cut down on the proliferation of space junk.

The space agency on Friday set the date for when SpaceX will fly its astronauts from the Florida Space Coast again: May 27.

Astronauts have a lot to teach us about how to survive the great covid-19 lockdown of 2020. So do explorers and scientists.

It was the second time in less than a week that Boeing’s work for NASA has been criticized.

In the initial days and weeks after Boeing’s test flight of its new spacecraft went awry, the company and NASA went to great lengths to highlight the positives of the mission. But more than two months after the failed flight, the space agency is being far more blunt about the poor performance of one of its most trusted contractors.

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