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SpaceX blew up a rocket and this time it’s great news

SpaceX blew up a rocket and this time it’s great news

The explosive finish to an eight-year test program.
The best way to make a profit as an aerospace company is to fail

The best way to make a profit as an aerospace company is to fail

NASA is paying billions to reinforce a system of self-sabotage.
SpaceX aims to appease astronomers in latest Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX aims to appease astronomers in latest Starlink satellite launch

Astronomers have proven the most dedicated foes of Elon Musk's satellite plans
2020 is the year of the $1 trillion space economy

2020 is the year of the $1 trillion space economy

The private revolution in space is upon us.
Boeing suffers another failure as spacecraft misses the International Space Station
What it took to make Boeing’s Starliner fly

What it took to make Boeing’s Starliner fly

The first orbital flight of Boeing's brand-new spacecraft is a big deal.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

But when will they put an astronaut onboard?
The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

Is colonizing another planet really the answer to the potential extinction of our own?
SpaceX launches a mission to the International Space Station

SpaceX launches a mission to the International Space Station

It's part of SpaceX's big end-of-year launch campaign.
Watch: Our call on the state of space exploration

Watch: Our call on the state of space exploration

Senior reporter Tim Fernholz dials in live from the world’s biggest space conference, the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC, to discuss the state of the global push into space
SpaceX builds out satellite network with a milestone launch

SpaceX builds out satellite network with a milestone launch

Elon Musk is launching internet satellites at a breakneck pace.
Why are parachutes such a problem for space travel?

Why are parachutes such a problem for space travel?

We know how parachutes work, but we don't KNOW how parachutes work. Ya know?
A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

A French space startup is launching wine into orbit

Space Cargo Unlimited is putting a case of wine on the International Space station for science...and luxury.
Humans will ruin outer space just like they’ve ruined everything else

Humans will ruin outer space just like they’ve ruined everything else

We can’t let Earth’s political history of colonialism, pollution and oppression play out in outer space.
Jeff Bezos has built a team to take astronauts back to the moon

Jeff Bezos has built a team to take astronauts back to the moon

The Amazon founder has put together a new consortium to build a lunar lander for NASA's Artemis program.
Impeachment is threatening to derail Trump’s mission to the moon

Impeachment is threatening to derail Trump’s mission to the moon

Bill Clinton launched the ISS while he was being impeached. Trump is unlikely to match the accomplishment.
Female astronauts schooled Trump from outer space

Female astronauts schooled Trump from outer space

The US president got a critical detail wrong on his call with NASA astronauts.
NASA and Elon Musk need each other too much to keep arguing

NASA and Elon Musk need each other too much to keep arguing

Musk and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine got on the same page about returning human spaceflight to the US.
Why is Boeing investing in Richard Branson’s rocket plane?

Why is Boeing investing in Richard Branson’s rocket plane?

The world's biggest aerospace company is betting on Richard Branson's dream