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Webb Space Telescope launch delayed

The James Webb Space Telescope is Hubble's successor. On June 1, 2021, space officials announced its launch will likely slip from October 31 to mid-November.

May lunar eclipse and a colorful cosmic cloud

Absolutely astounding! Wonderful photos of 2021's first eclipse - the May lunar eclipse - near the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex.

SpaceX CRS-22 mission Thursday will carry tiny crewmates

CRS-22 - SpaceX’s 22nd cargo launch for NASA - will send bobtail squid and tardigrades to ISS this week. The launch is scheduled for June 3. How to watch, here.

Holding the Singapore sun

So creative and original! This EarthSky community member captured some Singapore sun rays on May 30, 2021.

US Pentagon to produce UFO answers next month

The Pentagon has been asked to produce an unclassified UFO report, on everything government agencies know about them. The report is due in June 2021.

Thursday liftoff for 36 OneWeb internet satellites

Launch is scheduled for 1:43 p.m. EDT on May 27, 2021. It'll bring OneWeb’s fleet to 218, 2nd-largest global internet network in Earth orbit after Starlink.

John F. Kennedy commits US to a moon landing

On May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy addressed the U.S. Congress, inspiring a nation to a moon landing. The Apollo missions, and the dream of a return to the moon.

What is that?! SpaceX’s Starlink satellites explained

Have you seen a group of moving "stars" crossing the sky together? UFOs? More likely, they're SpaceX Starlink satellites - artificial "megaconstellations" - whose numbers are fast increasing.

Now casting nationwide: Discovery Channel’s Who Wants to Be an Astronaut

The Discovery Channel announced on May 18, 2021, that it's launching a new reality show competition called "Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?" It aims to send one ordinary person to the International Space Station for an 8-day stay.

The fiery fate of China’s Long March 5B rocket

The core stage of China's Long March 5B rocket - which launched the Tianhe space station module - plummeted into the Indian Ocean on May 8, 2021. In a statement issued that day, new NASA administrator Bill Nelson criticized China's handling of the re-entry.