Space


Israel to Land on the Moon in February, Group Says

Although the contest that propelled its development has expired, SpaceIL still plans to land an Israeli-made spacecraft on the moon – and on Tuesday, the group unveiled the final version…

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From Sputnik to Space Force

From Sputnik to Star Wars, the international race to space has been fueled by Cold War and post-Cold War rivalries that have threatened to fill the vacuum surrounding the Earth…

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Getting Space Ready for Business

We often think of space as a big, empty void, except for the occasional planet, moon or star. But in reality, it’s getting dangerously crowded up there. More than 20,000…

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China Launches First Rocket Designed by Private Company

China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s ambitious space exploration program. Since coming…

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SpaceX Launches Spanish Satellite From California

An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain was successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of…

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Record-Setting Spacewalk Ends With Antenna in Wrong Spot

A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station. NASA’s Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working. Nevertheless,…

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