NASA declares testing of SLS moon rocket complete. Next up: Launch.

The Space Launch System rocket has passed its final test, NASA says, clearing the way for a launch in late summer.

By Christian DavenportJune 23, 2022

Disrupted by SpaceX, ULA was in ‘serious trouble.’ Now it’s on the road back.

Tory Bruno remade the United Launch Alliance to combat SpaceX. Will it be enough?

By Christian DavenportJune 22, 2022

NASA finally fuels moon rocket, but first launch remains a question

NASA finally fully fueled its massive moon rocket on Wednesday, but a hydrogen leak forced the agency to cut short a simulated countdown.

By Christian DavenportJune 21, 2022

SpaceX fires workers who criticized Elon Musk in open letter

SpaceX's president Gwynne Shotwell revealed the action in an email to employees.

By Jacob Bogage and Christian DavenportJune 17, 2022

FAA will allow SpaceX to launch Starship from Texas, but with a catch

SpaceX must take 75 actions to make its launch site environmentally friendly.

By Christian DavenportJune 13, 2022

NASA inspector general issues a scathing report on moon effort

In a scathing report issued Thursday, NASA’s inspector general said that a second version of the mobile launcher, needed to accommodate a taller version of the SLS rocket, is expected to cost at least $1 billion — more than two times the original contract value.

By Christian DavenportJune 9, 2022

NASA joins the hunt for UFOs

NASA will bring a scientific assessment to the search to determine the origins of the objects.

By Christian DavenportJune 9, 2022

William E. Stoney Jr., NASA engineer during space race, dies at 96

He made important contributions to NASA's mission as a developer of early rockets and a lead engineer on the Apollo program.

By Emily LangerJune 3, 2022

NASA awards contracts to build new spacesuits

NASA has turned to private industry to develop its new spacesuits after trying for years to do it itself.

By Christian DavenportJune 1, 2022

Boeing’s Starliner capsule returns to Earth

The Starliner capsule returns to a soft landing in the western United States after a troubled test run to the International Space Station.

By Christian DavenportMay 25, 2022

Spy agency awards ‘historic’ contracts to commercial satellite firms

The awards of billons of dollars in contracts to three satellite companies shows the growing use of commercial imagery by U.S. intelligence agencies.

By Christian DavenportMay 25, 2022

Down two thrusters, Boeing’s Starliner docks with space station

The docking with the International Space Station was still expected to happen at 7:10 p.m., but other problems have been detected beyond the two thrusters that failed during Thursday's launch.

By Christian DavenportMay 20, 2022

Starliner enters orbit, headed to space station, but not without a glitch

Follow live coverage of Boeing’s test of its Starliner capsule.

By Christian DavenportMay 19, 2022

For Boeing, third time’s a charm for Starliner test, despite glitches

The capsule is on its way to the station three years after SpaceX flew its fist successful test.

By Christian DavenportMay 19, 2022

Boeing faces a major test in the do-over of its spaceflight attempt

Boeing has tried two times to laucnh its Starliner capsule to the International Space Station. Will the third try be the charm?

By Christian DavenportMay 19, 2022

NASA’s Mars helicopter was supposed to fly five times. It’s flown 28.

The helicopter was expected to make five flights over 31 days. It's made 28 over more than a year.

By Christian DavenportMay 13, 2022

NASA announces it will try again on test of SLS rocket system

NASA announces a new testing schedule for the troubled SLS rocket.

By Christian DavenportMay 5, 2022

SpaceX launches another crew to space station during a record year

Elon Musk’s space company is flying increasingly on reused boosters and hitting a rapid launch cadence.

By Christian DavenportApril 27, 2022

First all-private crew returns from space station in SpaceX capsule

The mission was the first of what Axiom Space hopes will be a regular cadence of private citizens visiting the station.

By Christian DavenportApril 25, 2022

U.S. calls for an end to destructive satellite tests in space

Vice President Kamala Harris issued the call in a speech at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

By Christian DavenportApril 18, 2022