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Another Astra launch attempt is imminent

A test payload for the U.S. Space Force to launch from the Astra spaceport in Alaska in early November 2021 will be Astra's 4th attempt at reaching orbit.

Watch the Progress 79 cargo launch October 27

On October 27, 2021, Russia’s uncrewed Progress 79 cargo craft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Here’s how to watch.

And … action! 1st movie in space underway with Russian crew

A Russian spacecraft launched to the International Space Station on October 5, 2021, carrying an actor and director for the 1st movie in space.

Landsat: 5 decades of imagery and data

The Landsat program, the longest space-based record of Earth’s surface, helps policy makers make decisions about our resources and environment.

U.S. and China: Cooperation or competition in space?

Between the U.S. and China: Will it be collaboration or competition that defines international space science and exploration in the 21st century?

Inspiration4: 1st all-civilian crew goes to space

SpaceX made history again on September 15, 2021, as it successfully launched Inspiration4, "the world’s first all-civilian mission."

SpaceX lasers define next era of Starlink technology

SpaceX lasers launched this week with a new batch of Starlink satellites marks a transition in tech for the satellite broadband network.

NEA Scout, NASA’s solar sail mission, readies for launch on Artemis 1

NASA’s Near-Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout), a cubesat launching on Artemis 1, will navigate space and visit a near-Earth asteroid by sailing on sunlight.

ESA screens a record number of astronaut hopefuls

Astronaut hopefuls are being asked for their patience as ESA processes over 23,000 applications to its astronaut recruitment; a number that far exceeds the agency’s most optimistic forecasts.

Blockchains work like DNA in cells, scientists say

Blockchains work like DNA, says a new study. Its instructions are replicated across thousands of "nodes," much as DNA is replicated in cells.