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Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Elon Musk, will try again on Thursday evening to launch dozens of satellites at once. Wednesday’s attempt to launch Starlink, the company’s bid to get into the space-based internet business, was postponed ...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Thursday, 09 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In a carefully choreographed event akin to an announcement of a new iPhone, Jeffrey P. Bezos unveiled a moon lander. Mr. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, also owns Blue Origin, a rocket company. In a convention center...

Posted Sunday, 14 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Its wingspan is longer than a football field. The tail is 50 feet from the ground. It was made by reassembling parts from two used Boeing jetliners. On Saturday, the world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time. The twin-fuselage plane,...

Posted Thursday, 11 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

On Thursday, a small Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, will attempt to make history and become the first private organization to land a spacecraft on the moon. This is a feat that has only been accomplished by three nations — the United States, the former...

Posted Wednesday, 10 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Fourteen months ago, SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket roared majestically off the launchpad for the first time. It became the most powerful rocket in operation on Earth today. The launch was only a test flight, and the rocket was not carrying...

Posted Wednesday, 03 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Beresheet, the plucky robotic spacecraft built by an Israeli nonprofit, remains on track for landing on the moon next week. On Thursday, after already traveling more than 3.4 million miles, it is to pull off a crucial bit of gymnastics — swinging from...

Posted Tuesday, 26 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

American astronauts will walk on the moon again in the next five years, “by any means necessary,” Vice President Mike Pence declared on Tuesday at a meeting of the National Space Council. “It is the stated policy of this administration and the...

Posted Wednesday, 13 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Struggling to get its new giant rocket ready in time for a scheduled launch next year, NASA might just leave it on the ground and turn to commercial alternatives. “NASA has a history of not meeting launch dates,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s...

Posted Thursday, 28 February 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop on a runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2011, its last flight. That ended an era of American spacecraft carrying astronauts to space. “Mission complete, Houston,” said...

Posted Friday, 22 February 2019 ‐ The New York Times

After its first spaceflight in December, Virgin Galactic sent the same vessel past the edge of the atmosphere for a second time on Friday. This time, the rocket plane went higher and faster than before — and it had three crew members on board instead...

Posted Thursday, 21 February 2019 ‐ The New York Times

It started in 2010 with a Facebook post. “Who wants to go to the moon?” wrote Yariv Bash, a computer engineer. A couple of friends, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub responded, and the three met at a bar in Holon, a city south of Tel Aviv. At 30, Mr. ...

Posted Thursday, 03 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

BEIJING — China is trying to reach a milestone in space exploration: landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history. The mission is one in a series that underscore the country’s ambitions to join — and even lead — the ...

Posted Tuesday, 01 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Just as we’ve caught our breaths from 2018’s exciting and very busy year in space and astronomy, 2019 is already off to a rapid start. Before we finish the first week of this year, we’ll see a Chinese probe landing on the moon, an eclipse and...

Posted Thursday, 13 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft flew more than 50 miles above the Mojave Desert in California on Thursday morning, climbing into the edge of space for about a minute, a crucial milestone in the race to make big-business space tourism a reality. The craft,...

Posted Tuesday, 11 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Recently, officials in California announced that the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, had been fully contained. The achievement was made possible through the hard work of firefighters on the ground, with some help from above: a ...

Posted Saturday, 24 November 2018 ‐ The New York Times

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is late to the space party. The leader of its new space agency, Megan Clark, said so herself. This continent, at the perfect location in the southern hemisphere to peer into the galaxy, has been one of the last developed ...

Posted Sunday, 11 November 2018 ‐ The New York Times

This weekend, a small rocket company will try to launch its first commercial mission. It will not be nearly as big a spectacle as the maiden flight of SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket in February, which propelled Elon Musk’s sports car on a...

Posted Thursday, 01 November 2018 ‐ The New York Times

The Russian space agency announced on Thursday that it was planning to launch three astronauts to the International Space Station on Dec. 3., signaling that it believes the country’s Soyuz spacecraft is safe for travel after an in-flight failure last...