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The Webb is pictured in a white room with its various electrical components exposed as yellow machinery surrounds it.

James Webb Space Telescope – Hubble’s successor – passed final testing

The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s most complex infrared telescope. And in February 2021, It successfully passed its final functional performance tests, moving it closer to being ready for launch in October.

The surface of Mars through a circular lens, with the rover's shadow visible.

Touchdown! Perseverance lands successfully on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance mission conducted a picture-perfect landing on Mars today and has already sent back several images.

A big A, transforming to form a human shadow on a stark, moonlike surface.

NASA’s moon program – Artemis – boosted at White House press briefing

During a White House press briefing on February 4, 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the Biden administration’s support fo NASA’s Artemis program, whose long-term goal is to send the next man and first woman to the moon by 2024.

Tiny astronaut between 2 larger parts of a spacecraft against the blackness of space.

Watch an ISS spacewalk February 1

On Monday, February 1, 2 NASA astronauts will perform the 2nd in a pair of International Space Station spacewalks to finish installing a European science platform and complete long-term battery upgrade work. How to watch live.

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Watch ISS spacewalk January 27

This morning – Wednesday, January 27 – 2 NASA astronauts perform the first in a pair of International Space Station spacewalks, to finish installing a European science platform and complete long-term battery upgrade work.

A view from a rocket heading upward, looking down on Earth and a stack of satellites.

SpaceX’s 1st Starlink launch of 2021 went off without a hitch Wednesday

SpaceX launched 60 more of its Starlink satellites on January 20, 2021. SpaceX ultimately intends to launch tens of thousands of these satellites, to provide global internet access. Here’s why astronomers are concerned.

A close-up of a single engine firing.

NASA’s moon rocket test Saturday didn’t go as planned

This final test of NASA’s SLS megarocket was needed to launch the first uncrewed mission in the Artemis program – Artemis 1 – by the end of 2021. Now the program’s schedule is uncertain.

A white, egg shaped spacecraft capsule is seen floating in the ocean water, hauled by a small boat to a larger boat nearby.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon succeeds in 1st Atlantic splashdown

Space’sX CRS-21 Cargo Dragon returned to Earth from the ISS today, January 13, 2021, splashing down off the coast of Florida for the first time ever. The ship also succeeded in the first-ever autonomous undocking.

Spacesuited astronauts, next to lunar rover, on stark lunar surface, with Earth in the sky.

How will the U.S. space program fare under Joe Biden?

Joe Biden is the United States presidential election winner, but his plans for NASA remain unclear. And while citizens digest the election results, the space industry is left wondering what comes next.

This illustration puts PitRanger at the edge of a moon pit, peering its camera inside.

Meet PitRanger: Tiny rover designed to probe the lunar underworld

Researchers have been busily building a prototype of a 33-pound (15 kg) lunar mini-robot, set to be the key instrument in a future mission aimed at capturing high-definition images of moon pits.