Spaceflight Insider

  • Remains of Falcon Heavy center core returned to port

    Derek RichardsonApril 18th A week after launching, what remains of the Falcon Heavy center core that toppled over because of rough seas has been returned to port.

  • Gallery: S.S. Roger Chaffee lifts off on flight to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 17th Taking to the skies at the very opening of a five-minute long launch window, Northrop Grumman Corporation's S.S. Roger Chaffee Cygnus cargo freighter leaped into the skies from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A. The mission got underway at 4:46 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

  • New details emerge about Titan’s methane lakes

    Laurel KornfeldApril 17th Methane lakes on Titan run deep and play a crucial role in its hydrologic cycle, according to new studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

  • Science, supplies and a robot set to launch to ISS on Antares

    Lloyd CampbellApril 16th Northrop Grumman's NG-11 Cygnus mission is the next flight on the runway to ferry supplies to the International Space Station.

  • Video: Countdown to history – Falcon Heavy soars with Arabsat-6A!

    Jason RhianApril 16th KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the second of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets with the 13,230 lbs Arabsat-6A satellite as its payload on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. ET (22:35 GMT). The historic mission safely sent its payload on its way to geostationary orbit and also saw three of the rocket's first stage cores successfully touch back down for reuse.

  • Astronaut Owen K. Garriott passes away aged 88

    Joe LatrellApril 15th Skylab and Space Shuttle veteran Owen K. Garriott died Monday at age 88 in his home in Huntsville Alabama. The news was released by Garriott’s family to the Association of Space Explorers.

  • No booster for you! Falcon Heavy core stage topples over in rough seas

    Jason RhianApril 15th A tweet made by Tim "The Everyday Astronaut" Dodd reported that the core booster of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched April 11 has been lost to the sea.

  • SpaceX racks up another win with latest NASA contract

    Jason RhianApril 15th SpaceX has landed the contract to launch a historic mission for NASA, marking the latest chapter in what is turning out to be a banner year for the company.

  • NASA seeks input for lunar spaceship

    Curt GodwinApril 15th When the vice president directed NASA to return humans to the Moon within five years, a once long-term task began to take on some near-term importance.

  • Gallery: Stratolaunch arcs across Golden skies

    Jason RhianApril 14th When Howard Hughes took his wooden "Spruce Goose" into the skies it was the first and only time the vehicle lifted off the ground (or ocean as it were). Saturday's flight of the massive Stratolaunch aircraft will likely not encounter the same fate.

  • Stratolaunch aircraft makes 1st flight

    Patrick AttwellApril 13th At 6:58 a.m. PST (13:58 GMT) April 13, 2019, the world’s largest airplane took to the skies for the first time above the Mojave Desert.

  • Rocket Lab adds spacecraft building program

    Jim SharkeyApril 13th Rocket Lab unveiled its in-house developed and built Photon satellite platform at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.