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  • No in-flight abort for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft today

    January 18th, 2020

    SpaceX has been forced to stand down from today's attempt to test out a critical element of the company's crew-rated spacecraft.

  • Launch of Shijian 20 lights up Chinese skies and exploration ambitions

    December 28th, 2019

    China has big plans for its space program. But before it can achieve them, it needed to make sure a key launch vehicle was up to the task. A recent mission suggests that it is.

  • Russia launches final Rockot with trio of communications satellites

    December 27th, 2019

    Russia launched its final mission on the nation's 2019 manifest when it sent three communications satellites to orbit on Friday, Dec. 27. The flight marked the close of a vehicle designed for violence.

  • ULA gets the nod to launch GOES-T satellite

    December 23rd, 2019

    NASA has selected a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to ferry the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-T to orbit.

  • Starliner makes history in redefined ‘victory’

    December 22nd, 2019

    Boeing's Orbital Flight Test concluded today (Sunday Dec. 22) when the Starliner capsule touched down at White Sands Missile Range. Launched Friday, the mission saw the first U.S.-built crew-rated capsule land on soil rather than splashing down in the ocean.

  • Gallery: ULA launches OFT-1 Starliner

    December 20th, 2019

    While Boeing's Starliner spacecraft might not have made a very good first showing under its first Commercial Crew Program (CCP) flight - United Launch Alliance's Atlas V N422 was a complete success.

  • Boeing Blunder! Starliner timing failure prevents ISS rendezvous

    December 20th, 2019

    "Unplanned but stable." That's how Boeing referred to the first flight of its Starliner "space taxi." In layman's terms, the spacecraft was placed in the wrong orbit and won't be going to the International Space Station.

  • Launch of JCSAT-18 / Kacific-1 furthers SpaceX’s reusability program

    December 18th, 2019

    SpaceX's domination of the launch services market continues with Monday's launch of a Boeing-built satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and Kacific Broadband Satellites.

  • GALLERY: SpaceX launches JCSAT-18 and Kacific-1

    December 17th, 2019

    Launching right on time, SpaceX used one of its Falcon 9 rockets to send the JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 satellite to orbit on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. EST (00:10 UTC on Tuesday). SpaceX sent the Boeing-built satellite on its way to a geostationary transfer orbit. All photos courtesy of SpaceX.

  • Mars 2020 rover’s protective cover arrives at KSC

    December 13th, 2019

    Space is a pretty wicked place. Fortunately for the Mars 2020 rover, NASA has the robot detective covered.

  • ShareSpace Apollo 11 Gala held under KSCVC’s Saturn V

    July 16th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Under one of the three surviving Saturn V Moon rockets, Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation hosted a gala and auction in honor of mankind's first footsteps on another world on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 

  • SpaceFlight Insider has joined Patreon!

    June 27th, 2017

    SpaceFlight Insider is proud to announce it has joined Patreon, a crowdfunding website that is a simple way for our loyal audience to contribute every month to our coverage of the space industry and get exclusive rewards in return!

  • James Webb Space Telescope prepares for deep freeze

    May 15th, 2017

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continued its long and meandering journey to space with a stop in Houston, Texas. The telescope has been moved to Johnson Space Center so it can undergo the last cryogenic test before the massive observatory is launched into space in 2018.

  • Expedition 53/54 crew provides details about their upcoming mission

    May 11th, 2017

    HOUSTON, Texas — NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, along with their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, detailed their future flight to members of the press on Wednesday, May 10. The trio of Expedition 53/54 crew members discussed the logistics and science that will be required during their flight to the ISS.

  • Space Florida’s DiBello details space efforts at NSCFL 2017

    May 10th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Tuesday, May 9, the National Space Club Florida Committee met for their monthly luncheon with Frank DiBello serving as the keynote speaker.