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NASA's Orion spacecraft as it flies by the moon.

With Intuitive Machines’ mission cut short, when is the next lunar landing?

Three attempts to reach the lunar surface this year have had mixed results, but there are plenty more missions in 2024 that are hoping to nail it.
An illustration shows a spacecraft from NASA's DART mission approaching the asteroid it was intended to redirect.

Asteroid impacted by spacecraft is reshaped like an M&M ‘with a bite taken out’

SpaceX's Crew-8 ahead of launch.

How to watch SpaceX launch Crew-8 to the space station this week

Intuitive Machines' Odysseus spacecraft ahead of its lunar landing attempt.

Odysseus shares new moon images ahead of imminent landing attempt

NASA's Perserverance Mars rover.

Relive Mars rover’s spectacular landing exactly 3 years ago

In an ejection that would have caused its rotation to slow, a magnetar is depicted losing material into space in this artist’s concept. The magnetar’s strong, twisted magnetic field lines (shown in green) can influence the flow of electrically charged material from the object, which is a type of neutron star.

Astronomers are figuring out what causes incredibly bright flashes in space

The CHAPEA mission 1 crew (from left: Nathan Jones, Ross Brockwell, Kelly Haston, Anca Selariu) exit a prototype of a pressurized rover and make their way to the CHAPEA facility ahead of their entry into the habitat on June 25, 2023.

NASA is looking for volunteers for yearlong simulated Mars mission

SpaceX Crew-8 ahead of their flight to the space station.

NASA switches SpaceX’s Crew-8 launch date again

Collins Aerospace testing its new spacesuit.

Watch NASA test its next-gen spacesuit for ISS spacewalks

An artist's rendition of the NEOWISE spacecraft shows it in orbit above the earth.

One last orbit: how and why NASA kills its own spacecraft

NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 1:33 a.m. EST, Feb. 8, 2024, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. From its orbit hundreds of miles above Earth, PACE will study microscopic life in the oceans and microscopic particles in the atmosphere to investigate key mysteries of our planet’s interconnected systems.

NASA launches PACE satellite to observe Earth’s oceans and atmosphere

A Mars landscape with NASA's Ingenuity helicopter in the background.

NASA’s damaged Ingenuity helicopter spotted in Mars rover photo

The Milky Way viewed from Earth.

NASA’s skywatching tips for February include Mars return and a spiral galaxy

NASA's top picks for what to look out for in the sky over the coming weeks include Venus, Mars, and a spiral galaxy 11.8 million light-years away.
nasa video shows how it pushed mars helicopter to the limit ingenuity

NASA reveals how Mars helicopter just kept getting better and better

Ingenuity's chief engineer has shared a video showing how the team behind the Mars helicopter pushed the impressive aircraft to the limit.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour ahead of being raised at the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center in Los Angeles.

How to watch space shuttle Endeavour’s ‘final mission’ tonight

NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour, which last flew in 2011, has one more important mission to complete. But it’s not what you’re thinking.
This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth.

The 60 best space photos of all time from Nasa, Hubble, and more

From views of Mars to glimpses of distant galaxies, from the Perseverance rover to the James Webb Space Telescope, here are 60 of the best space photos.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars copter flew high, fast, far, and long. Here are the key stats

NASA’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, is grounded for good. But it achieved a lot during its almost three-year adventure on the red planet.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

NASA video celebrates Mars helicopter following its final flight

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has taken its final flight. Soon after the news broke on Thursday, the space agency shared a video celebrating its legacy.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

NASA readies Starliner spacecraft for first crewed flight to ISS

NASA has offered an update on its preparation work for the Starliner spacecraft's first crewed flight to the International Space Station.
The Nova-C lunar lander at Intuitive Machines’ headquarters in Houston.

Can this private U.S. lunar mission succeed where others have failed?

Can Houston-based Intuitive Machines become the first private firm to achieve a soft landing on the moon? We'll soon find out.
sierra space blows up life habitat in pressure test

Watch Sierra Space blow up its LIFE habitat in dramatic pressure test

Sierra Space has conducted a pressure test on its LIFE space habitat that ended with a dramatic – though expected – explosion.
The SpaceX Dragon Freedom spacecraft carrying four Axiom MIssion 3 astronauts is pictured docked to the space station shortly after an orbital sunrise.

Gorgeous images show Axiom-3 crew over Himalayas on ISS approach

Astronauts aboard the ISS have shared dramatic imagery of the Axiom-3 Crew Dragon as it approached the station on Saturday.
Axiom Space's crewed Axiom-3 mission leaving the launchpad.

Watch Axiom Space’s first all-European mission blast off the launchpad

The first all-European commercial crew has launched safely from the Kennedy Space Center and is now on its way to the International Space Station.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

Astrobotic reveals time and place of Peregrine spacecraft reentry

Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft developed a critical fault soon after launch last week, and in a short while the vehicle will meet a fiery end.
The Axiom 3 mission waiting to launch.

SpaceX has set a new date for Axiom-3 crewed rocket launch

NASA’s third private launch to the ISS has been delayed to give SpaceX more time to complete pre-launch checkouts and data analysis on the launch vehicle.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

NASA confirms burn-up date for failed Peregrine spacecraft

After a nine-day adventure in space in which it failed to reach the moon, Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft will soon burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
The orbit of Peregrine, Astrobotic's damaged lunar lander.

Astrobotic reveals how things will end for its troubled Peregrine spacecraft

Astrobotic has revealed what will happen to its beleaguered Peregrine spacecraft when it finally shuts down in the coming days.
Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.

Astrobotic’s Peregrine keeps on flying, but for how much longer?

Despite a damaging propellant leak, Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft continues to operate and gather data. But it doesn't have long left.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter forced to cut short latest flight

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, only managed to fly a third of its planned distance during its second flight, and its team back on Earth says it knows why.
The first image of Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft.

Astrobotic thinks it knows what caused propellant leak on Peregrine moon lander

Astrobotic says it thinks it knows what caused Monday's propellant leak that dashed hopes of its Peregrine lander reaching the lunar surface.
An illustration showing astronauts on the moon.

NASA delays first crewed Artemis missions to the moon

NASA is delaying the Artemis II and III crewed missions to the moon to give its teams more time to ensure everything is ready for the ambitious flights.
The first image of Astrobotic's Peregrine spacecraft.

Check out the first image from Peregrine lunar lander

The first image beamed back by Astrobotic’s Peregrine spacecraft provides the first visual evidence of a propulsion system anomaly.
SpaceX's Starship rocket lifting off in November 2023.

Five rocket launches to look out for in 2024

This year promises to be an exciting one for fans of rocket technology. Here are some of the notable launches to look out for over the coming months.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features a richness of spiral galaxies.

Hubble captures a busy frame of four overlapping spiral galaxies

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a host of galaxies all overlapping each other in a complex swirl.