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LIVE COVERAGE: FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW UNDERWAY FOR NEXT SPACEX CREW LAUNCH

Live coverage of preparations for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, and Crew-2 astronauts...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour meets Falcon 9 rocket for launch next week

SPACEX'S CREW DRAGON ENDEAVOUR MEETS FALCON 9 ROCKET FOR LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft arrives at the company's Falcon 9 hangar April 13 near pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center...

 
 
 
Arianespace announces competition for free nanosatellite launch

ARIANESPACE ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR FREE NANOSATELLITE LAUNCH

Spectators in Kourou, French Guiana, watch as an Ariane 5 rocket launches three commercial satellites from the Guiana Space Center...

Blue Origin practices crew operations on suborbital test flight

BLUE ORIGIN PRACTICES CREW OPERATIONS ON SUBORBITAL TEST FLIGHT

Blue Origin's New Shepard booster lifts off at 12:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin, the space company founded...

 
 
 
Astrobotic selects SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch robotic lunar lander

ASTROBOTIC SELECTS SPACEX'S FALCON HEAVY TO LAUNCH ROBOTIC LUNAR LANDER

A Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off in April 2019 with the Arabsat 6A commercial communications satellite. Credit: Walter Scriptunas II...

China launches experimental Shiyan satellite

CHINA LAUNCHES EXPERIMENTAL SHIYAN SATELLITE

A Long March 4B rocket takes off from the Taiyuan space base with a Shiyan 6 satellite. Credit: Xinhua China launched the third in...

 
 
 
Blue Origin to rehearse for human passengers on suborbital flight

BLUE ORIGIN TO REHEARSE FOR HUMAN PASSENGERS ON SUBORBITAL FLIGHT

EDITOR'S NOTE: Blue Origin plans to provide a live video stream of the test flight Wednesday, beginning about one hour prior to liftoff....

Mars helicopter needs a software update before attempting first flight

MARS HELICOPTER NEEDS A SOFTWARE UPDATE BEFORE ATTEMPTING FIRST FLIGHT

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter unlocked its rotor blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7. They had been held in place since...

 
 
 
April 12 marks 60 years since Gagarin's spaceflight, 40 years since shuttle debut

APRIL 12 MARKS 60 YEARS SINCE GAGARIN'S SPACEFLIGHT, 40 YEARS SINCE SHUTTLE DEBUT

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin before launch April 12, 1961. Credit: Roscosmos Sixty years ago Monday, a 27-year-old Russian test pilot named...

Soyuz crew welcomed aboard International Space Station

SOYUZ CREW WELCOMED ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION The three new arrivals from the Soyuz MS-18 mission, seen in white flight suits,...

 
 
 

LIVE COVERAGE: SOYUZ POISED TO LAUNCH NEXT SPACE STATION CREW

Live coverage of the Expedition 64 mission on the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically below; there...

SpaceX launches its 100th mission from Florida's Space Coast

SPACEX LAUNCHES ITS 100TH MISSION FROM FLORIDA'S SPACE COAST

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 12:34 p.m. EDT Wednesday from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Credit: SpaceX A Falcon...

 
 
 
SpaceX to ramp up Vandenberg launch cadence with Starlink missions

SPACEX TO RAMP UP VANDENBERG LAUNCH CADENCE WITH STARLINK MISSIONS

File photo of a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Jan. 11, 2019. Credit: SpaceX After a lull in launches...

SpaceX going for its 10th satellite launch of the year Wednesday

SPACEX GOING FOR ITS 10TH SATELLITE LAUNCH OF THE YEAR WEDNESDAY

File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket on pad 40 before a launch last month. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now SpaceX teams at Cape Canaveral...

 
 
 

LIVE COVERAGE: SPACEX SET TO LAUNCH FALCON 9 ROCKET FROM CAPE CANAVERAL

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida....

NASA's Mars helicopter ready for pre-flight checkouts

NASA'S MARS HELICOPTER READY FOR PRE-FLIGHT CHECKOUTS

The Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Mission controllers plan to unlock the blades on NASA's Ingenuity...

 
 
 
Musk says methane leak doomed latest Starship test flight

MUSK SAYS METHANE LEAK DOOMED LATEST STARSHIP TEST FLIGHT

File photo of the Starship SN8 prototype, which flew last year, with three Raptor engines. Credit: Elon Musk/SpaceX SpaceX founder...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule swaps docking ports on space station

SPACEX'S CREW DRAGON CAPSULE SWAPS DOCKING PORTS ON SPACE STATION

The Crew Dragon “Resilience” spacecraft closes in for docking Monday at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight...

 
 
 
Station astronauts prep for relocation of SpaceX crew capsule

STATION ASTRONAUTS PREP FOR RELOCATION OF SPACEX CREW CAPSULE

Astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and Soichi Noguchi put on their SpaceX pressure suits for a fit check last...

LIVE COVERAGE: SPACEX CREW CAPSULE SET TO MOVE TO NEW SPACE STATION DOCKING PORT

Live coverage of the relocation of the Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft to a new docking port outside the International Space Station....

 
 
 



YouTubers Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita Are Engaged After 8 Years of Dating

YouTubers Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita Are Engaged After 8 Years of Dating

Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are officially engaged! In a Twitch stream, Julien, 28, shared that he popped the question to Jenna, 34, after eight years of dating, casually... Read more ...

Megan Thee Stallion releases a steamy music video for her hit track Movie...

Megan Thee Stallion releases a steamy music video for her hit track Movie featuring Lil Durk

Megan Thee Stallion dropped a steamy new music video for her fan-favorite track Movie off her debut album Good News, released in December, on Thursday. Read more ...

What the papers say - April 16

Images of a grieving Prince Charles feature on many of Friday's front pages. Read more ...

Here's What You Missed at Vanity Fair's Cocktail Hour, Live! Act Three

Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phoebe Robinson, Janet Mock, Paris Hilton, and more capped off V.F.'s inaugural pre-Oscars virtual event in style. Read more ...

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks

Dust blown in from drought-hit areas to the north sends pollution soaring to twice the hazardous level The third major sandstorm in five weeks turned Beijing's skies sepia on... Read more ...

Prince Harry set for ‘a historically freighted royal face-off' as Duke...

Prince Harry set for ‘a historically freighted royal face-off' as Duke returns to UK

PRINCE HARRY is set to have a historical "face-off" with the Royal Family after returning to the UK for his grandfather's funeral, according to a royal expert. Read more ...

Bellevue Hill: Chinese millionaire William Wu goes on $50m Sydney property...

Bellevue Hill: Chinese millionaire William Wu goes on $50m Sydney property buying spree in one year

Mayrin Group director William Wu, 28, has bought a series of high-end properties in Sydney's ritzy eastern suburbs - including a $11.08million home in Bellevue Hill in February... Read more ...

Mads Mikkelsen joins Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will reportedly join Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5. Read more ...

What the papers say - April 16

The nation's papers are led by the final preparations being made for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. Read more ...

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek joins Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 in an...

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek joins Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 in an unknown role

Jason Momoa is getting a fellow Game of Thrones star to join him in Aquaman 2, with Pilou Asbaek signing on. Read more ...