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As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch

The world’s most powerful operating rocket will take flight again on Tuesday morning. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy…

Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space Station? Soon, You Can.

Becoming a NASA astronaut is far harder than getting into Harvard — of the thousands of…

After SpaceX Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars

Last month, SpaceX successfully launched 60 500-pound satellites into space. Soon amateur skywatchers started sharing images…

Who Will Carry Cargo to the Moon? NASA to Announce Contracts Today

NASA is going to land on the moon again, maybe as soon as next year. The…

Watch SpaceX’s Live Launch Attempt of Its Starlink Satellites

On Thursday night, SpaceX will make its third attempt to launch a first batch of 60…

Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely

The Trump administration announced an ambitious goal in March: It wants to send American astronauts back…

SpaceX to Launch Starlink Internet Satellites Tonight After Postponement

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Elon Musk, will try again on Thursday evening to…

Watch SpaceX Launch 60 Starlink Orbital Internet Satellites

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people…

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites, Aiming to Build Orbital Internet

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people…

Jeff Bezos’ Shot at the Moon? Blue Origin to Announce Vision for Space

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What does a 21st-century rocket company have to do with an ill-fated expedition…

Moon Landing Beckons for Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft

On Thursday, a small Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, will attempt to make history and become the first…

SpaceX to Launch Falcon Heavy, Carrying Large Satellite to Orbit

[embedded content] The launch was only a test flight, and the rocket was not carrying anything…

SpaceX and NASA to Test Launch Crew Dragon, a New Ride to Orbit

The space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop on a runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center…

Virgin Galactic Sends a Rocket Plane Into Space for a Second Time

After its first spaceflight in December, Virgin Galactic sent the same vessel past the edge of…