Many compounds that can possibly be found in the atmospheres in other planets can often only be made through industry.
"Research of the universe and trips through space are not only fascinating... but are opening doors - and universes -to help better humanity."
The crew will live aboard the US segment of the ISS for about eight days and participate in research and philanthropic projects.
The rocket ignited its NewtonThree engine for a few seconds but cut off mid-air due to a broken propellant line, Virgin Orbit's Chief Executive Dan Hart said in July.
What if the universe is a little darker than expected, with far fewer galaxy than had been previously estimated for years?
On December 21, our solar system's two biggest planets will come within close proximity of one another, in what is known as a great conjunction.
Astronaut Eytan Stibbe will fly to the International Space Station in 2021.
“Preventing conflicts in outer space and preserving outer space for peaceful purposes" is more necessary than ever.
NASA is calling the flight its first "operational" mission for a rocket and crew-vehicle system that was 10 years in the making.
NASA officials signed off on Crew Dragon’s final design earlier this week, ending a nearly 10-year development phase for SpaceX under the agency’s public-private crew program.