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Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe

Chinese rocket in uncontrolled fall back to Earth

The first time the 30-meter long Long March 5B was launched, it nearly landed on US soil.

Russia has begun spaceplane project, says Soviet shuttle designer

"The goal has now been set and the development of a multi-use civilian complex with an orbital plane is in full swing," Olga Sokolova was quoted as saying in comments posted on Molniya's website.

By REUTERS
24/03/2021
A possible design for the new Amos-8 communications satellite

Out of this world clean-up: First commercial sweeping satellite launched

As Earth's orbit gets dangerously polluted, one space start-up is looking to clean it up by launching the world's first commercial space-sweeping satellite.

Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk (L) and Rick Gilbrech, director of Stennis Space Center

NASA completes major test on rocket that could take humans back to moon

It was a much-sought-after victory for Boeing after multiple setbacks.

By REUTERS
22/03/2021
SpaceX Starship SN10 explodes after liftoff at South Padre Island, Texas

SpaceX Starship rocket prototype nails landing... then blows up

For Musk, the billionaire SpaceX founder who also heads the electric carmaker Tesla Inc, the outcome was mixed news.

By REUTERS
04/03/2021
Physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric bone Arceneaux poses

As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she's headed into space

Arceneaux relates how she spent a difficult yet meaningful year in hospital undergoing chemotherapy, and then surgery that replaced part of her femur with a prosthesis.

By REUTERS
26/02/2021
Artist's rendition of NASA Mars rover Curiosity

Uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully enters Mars orbit

The robotic probe initiated and completed a 15-minute burn of its thrusters, the China National Space Administration said in a statement.

By REUTERS
10/02/2021

SpaceIL teases a possible second Moon landing attempt

A video was published on SpaceIL's Twitter with the text "Ready to get excited again?"

China successfully lands spacecraft on moon to retrieve lunar rocks

If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite.

SpaceX launch of crew on first 'operational' mission delayed by weather

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.

By REUTERS
14/11/2020
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