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A Las Vegas hotel billionaire unveiled an inflatable space pod designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the moon and Mars — take a look inside

NASA is seeking private-industry spacecraft to ferry the first humans to Mars. Bigelow Aerospace is testing an inflatable room that could house five.
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps in a spacesuit in 2017.

NASA wants the first woman to walk on the moon in 2024. This female astronaut is one of 13 candidates.

NASA bumped astronaut Jeanette Epps off a mission to the space station in 2018, but she still has a shot at being the first woman to walk on the moon.
A photo illustration of a US astronaut planting an American flag on Mars.

‘We want our country to do it first’: A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

Some experts say a race to Mars would "be a waste of taxpayers' money" and that NASA and China should work together. But US law doesn't make it easy.
An illustration of SpaceX's Starship vehicle on the surface of the moon, with Earth in the distance.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive says ‘we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster&...

Jeff DeWit, NASA's chief financial officer, thinks Elon Musk's SpaceX is unlikely to land Starship on the moon in 2021 but said, "I hope he does it."
Buzz Aldrin, a NASA astronaut who walked on the moon during Apollo 11, speaks onstage during an event on March 23, 2019.

Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 50 years ago today. Here’s what the astronaut remembers most about NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.

On July 20, 1969, two people landed on the moon for the first time. NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin's memory of the historic mission is as fresh as ever.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule during a hovering test-fire on November 23, 2015.

A NASA official says the explosion of SpaceX’s ship during a test ‘was a huge gift’ for making the vehicle safe to fly

A lead SpaceX engineer said an anomaly that destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule, designed to fly NASA astronauts, was caused by a small valve.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago. Here’s every historic Apollo mission explained.

NASA's Apollo 8 mission was the first to orbit the moon. No US spacecraft has returned to the lunar surface since 1972, but that could soon change.

An Apollo astronaut says the greatest moment of NASA’s program was not the moon landing — it was the ‘cosmic birth’ of humanit...

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart said the program's most profound moment occurred in 1968, when Apollo 8 astronauts saw Earth rise over the moon.
A 1968 artist's concept of an Apollo command module returning to Earth after a voyage to the moon. Plasma is created ahead of a spacecraft's heat shield as it rams through the planet's atmosphere.

‘We could have lost the Apollo 11 crew:’ A once-classified anomaly nearly killed NASA’s first moon astronauts, a new book reveals

A new book about the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," suggests that a rogue space module nearly crashed into an astronaut space capsule.
Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke stands at the Descartes landing site at the rim of Plum Crater on April 21, 1972. A lunar rover is seen in the background.

An Apollo astronaut explains how he nearly killed himself ‘horsing around’ on the moon in 1972

Charlie Duke, the youngest astronaut to walk on the moon, said he fell over backward after a 4-foot jump and nearly split open his spacesuit.