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WATCH LIVE: STATION ASTRONAUTS BEGIN SPACEWALK TO INSTALL NEW DOCKING PORT

 NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan suited up and headed outside the International Space Station Wednesday to begin a planned...

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

ASTROBOTIC LUNAR LANDER TO LAUNCH ON ULA'S FIRST VULCAN ROCKET

Artist's concept of a Vulcan Centaur rocket with two solid rocket boosters. Credit: United Launch Alliance Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based...

 
 
 
Chinasat 18 communications satellite encounters problem after launch

CHINASAT 18 COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE ENCOUNTERS PROBLEM AFTER LAUNCH

File photo of a previous Long March 3B rocket launch. Credit: Xinhua A communications satellite designed to deliver broadband services...

Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

CHANDRAYAAN 2 ARRIVES IN LUNAR ORBIT, TARGETS MOON LANDING NEXT MONTH

Artist's illustration of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, including the lander and orbiter, at the moon. Credit: ISRO India's Chandrayaan...

 
 
 
Launch providers announce rideshare missions large and small

LAUNCH PROVIDERS ANNOUNCE RIDESHARE MISSIONS LARGE AND SMALL

Artist's illustration of a Falcon 9 rocket's upper stage. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX and Arianespace recently announced plans to launch...

Rocket Lab launch fulfills initial block of BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites

ROCKET LAB LAUNCH FULFILLS INITIAL BLOCK OF BLACKSKY EARTH-IMAGING SATELLITES

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket streaks into the sky over Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand in this long exposure image. Credit: Rocket Lab The...

 
 
 
ULA's second launch of the month scheduled for Thursday

ULA'S SECOND LAUNCH OF THE MONTH SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

The payload fairing for this week's Delta 4 launch is stacked on top of the launch vehicle on pad 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,...

China's Jielong 1 smallsat launcher successful on first flight

CHINA'S JIELONG 1 SMALLSAT LAUNCHER SUCCESSFUL ON FIRST FLIGHT

The first flight of the Chinese Jielong 1 rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan space center in northwestern China at 0411 GMT Saturday....

 
 
 
Smallsat companies teaming up on deorbit experiment

SMALLSAT COMPANIES TEAMING UP ON DEORBIT EXPERIMENT

Artist's concept of a satellite manufactured by Millennium Space Systems. Credit: Millennium Space Systems TriSept Corp. has announced...

NASA directs Alabama space center to manage lunar lander program

NASA DIRECTS ALABAMA SPACE CENTER TO MANAGE LUNAR LANDER PROGRAM

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani Despite protests...

 
 
 

LIVE COVERAGE: ROCKET LAB SCRUBS LAUNCH DUE TO HIGH WINDS

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying...

ICEYE releases first sub-meter radar imagery from a microsatellite

ICEYE RELEASES FIRST SUB-METER RADAR IMAGERY FROM A MICROSATELLITE

ICEYE radar satellite imagery that has been acquired and processed at 0.5-meter ground sample distance, featuring a port container...

 
 
 
Photos: Atlas 5 blasts off with U.S. Air Force communications payload

PHOTOS: ATLAS 5 BLASTS OFF WITH U.S. AIR FORCE COMMUNICATIONS PAYLOAD

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral on Aug. 8 with the U.S. Air Force's fifth Advanced Extremely High...

Sierra Nevada selects ULA's Vulcan rocket to launch Dream Chaser missions

SIERRA NEVADA SELECTS ULA'S VULCAN ROCKET TO LAUNCH DREAM CHASER MISSIONS

The Vulcan Centaur rocket configured to launch Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spaceplane will fly with a dual-engine Centaur upper stage...

 
 
 
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the Amos 17 satellite

PHOTOS: FALCON 9 ROCKET TAKES OFF WITH THE AMOS 17 SATELLITE

These photos taken Aug. 6 show the liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Israeli-owned Amos 17 communications satellite, backdropped...

ExoMars parachute failures could jeopardize 2020 launch date

EXOMARS PARACHUTE FAILURES COULD JEOPARDIZE 2020 LAUNCH DATE

The ExoMars parachute deployment sequence that will deliver a surface platform and rover to the surface of Mars. The graphic is not...

 
 
 

ROCKET LAB TO BEGIN BOOSTER RECOVERY EXPERIMENTS LATER THIS YEAR

 Rocket Lab's next launch from New Zealand, set for Friday, will carry a data recorder to measure the aerothermal environments encountered...

WATCH SPACEX DRAGON LAUNCH PAD ESCAPE SYSTEM TESTING

A slide wire escape system has been undergoing tests at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in readiness for the first SpaceX...

 
 
 
Atlas 5 launch adds to U.S. military's secure communications satellite network

ATLAS 5 LAUNCH ADDS TO U.S. MILITARY'S SECURE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE NETWORK

An Atlas 5 rocket lifts off at 6:13 a.m. EDT Thursday from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Credit: United Launch...

ATLAS 5 LAUNCHES AEHF 5 AS SEEN FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

An Atlas 5 lifts off at dawn creating a spectacular sky show. The United Launch Alliance rocket blasted away from Launch Complex 41...

 
 
 



Boris Johnson handed 30-day deadline by Angela Merkel to solve Brexit...

Boris Johnson handed 30-day deadline by Angela Merkel to solve Brexit backstop row

The German leader has turned the tables on the Tory Prime Minister as they met in Berlin. Read more ...

Official: Daniel Sturridge joins Trabzonspor on three-year deal

Official: Daniel Sturridge joins Trabzonspor on three-year deal

Sturridge set for Turkey adventure Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has joined Süper Lig side Trabzonspor on a free transfer, signing a three-year deal. The Englishman... Read more ...

25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University...

25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire

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'It has to go' Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel to scrap backstop to strike...

'It has to go' Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel to scrap backstop to strike a Brexit deal

BORIS JOHNSON ordered Angela Merkel tonight to scrap the Northern Irish backstop as he makes his first foreign trip as Prime Minister. Read more ...

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage

Liam Hemsworth has officially filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus just days after the couple announced their split. Read more ...

Who is David Atherton on the Great British Bake Off? Meet the GBBO 2019...

Who is David Atherton on the Great British Bake Off? Meet the GBBO 2019 contestant with survival skills

David's job as an international health adviser has taken him all around the world, and now he's landed in Welford Park to compete in the new series of The Great British Bake... Read more ...

Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom expecting third child as they share...

Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom expecting third child as they share boxing-themed baby announcement

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom expecting their third child together Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom are expecting their third child together. The model - who shares... Read more ...

EastEnders spoilers: New Sikh family cast as three brothers clash with...

EastEnders spoilers: New Sikh family cast as three brothers clash with another Walford clan

EastEnders has cast a brand new trio of brothers who are heading to Walford later this year - and they soon find themselves clashing with an existing Albert Square clan! The... Read more ...

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague 'lands £500,000 deal' with fashion brand...

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague 'lands £500,000 deal' with fashion brand Pretty Little Thing

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague has reportedly signed a huge fashion deal worth £500,000 after her success on the show. Read more ...

Simon Cowell 'planning mega Got Talent series' with every country sending...

Simon Cowell 'planning mega Got Talent series' with every country sending winner to compete

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions will begin airing later this month along with Celebrity X Factor and X Factor: All Stars Read more ...