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The ashes of Scotty from Star Trek are aboard the International Space Station

Members of the US Space Force will now be called ‘Guardians’

NASA will fly Orion deep-space crew capsule ‘as is,’ despite failed component

A Canadian astronaut will fly around the Moon on the first crewed mission of NASA’s new rocket

China returns sample of lunar dirt to Earth

Amazon’s Project Kuiper reveals design of antennas customers will use for internet-from-space constellation

Startup Astra reaches space for the first time — but barely misses orbit

Japan confirms its asteroid mission returned samples of space rocks

The pandemic couldn’t keep the space industry down

Virgin Galactic aborts first powered spaceflight from New Mexico spaceport

SpaceX flies Starship prototype rocket to highest altitude yet — but doesn’t stick the landing

At his last Space Council meeting, Mike Pence announces new cadre of lunar astronauts

Watch SpaceX fly a prototype of its Starship rocket to its highest altitude yet

SpaceX has launched a second Dragon capsule to the space station

China’s Chang’e 5 completes docking mission on its way back to Earth

Japan’s asteroid sample return mission lands in Australian desert

Drone footage shows the shocking collapse of the Arecibo Observatory

The 900-ton platform came crashing down on Arecibo

China’s Chang’e 5 mission lands on the Moon

Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapses as engineers feared

Component failure in NASA’s deep-space crew capsule could take months to fix

SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 rocket on its seventh trip to space

China launches ambitious mission to bring back samples from the Moon

SpaceX engineers holding a Reddit AMA on Starlink’s Better than Nothing beta

NASA to launch satellite to track rising sea levels

Rocket Lab successfully brings its rocket back to Earth underneath a parachute

Facing collapse, the famed Arecibo Observatory will be demolished

European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in the last two years

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon docks crew of four to the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew-1 team harnesses the Force by bringing Baby Yoda with them to space

SpaceX successfully launches second crew to space on first operational mission

Four astronauts are now on their way to the space station

How to watch SpaceX’s first operational Crew Dragon mission to space

What to expect from SpaceX’s Crew-1 launch to the space station