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Earth seems to float above the moon's surface in this Apollo-era photo.

The space between Earth and the moon is mind-boggling. This graphic reveals just how big it is — and what’s out there.

The moon looks so big on the horizon, it's easy to think it's close to Earth. But it's not. Scroll through the Earth-moon distance in a interactive graphic that also lists major spacecraft and natural phenomena.
An artist's conception of the StarTram launch system.

A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space — an idea Jeff Bezos once said had ‘all sorts of practical problems’

Spinlaunch, a startup, has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit using kinetic energy. It's an idea that Jeff Bezos entertained during the early days of Blue Origin, though he later dismissed it as having "practical problems."
One of the Longjiang microsatellites that China launched toward the moon in May 2018.

A Chinese moon satellite took an incredible picture of Earth that will make you feel tiny

China launched two microsatellites, called Longjiang-1 and Longjiang-2, to the moon in May. One of the spacecraft took stunning new photos of Earth and the moon with a Saudi Arabian camera system. The photos show Earth against the black void of space.

SpaceX tried to launch the ‘final version’ of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time — but flight computers aborted the mission

SpaceX planned to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Bangladesh's first geostationary communications satellite, on Thursday evening. But a last-minute issue stopped the launch. The satellite will be the first to fly on a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, SpaceX's most powerful and reusable design yet.
A thick ring of space junk orbits Earth in this fanciful artist's concept of a "Kessler syndrome" event.

A space junk disaster is a real possibility — here’s how the US government helps prevent a chain of collisions that’d threaten human...

Tiangong-1, China's modular space station, is crashing to Earth. With so much junk in space, the chance of a "Kessler Syndrome" catastrophe may be increasing.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches toward space carrying the Spanish Paz satellite and two experimental Starlink satellites on February 22, 2018.

Elon Musk shared the first images of SpaceX satellites that could change the internet

In the coming years, Musk and SpaceX want to launch nearly 12,000 satellites to bring high-speed internet access to the entire planet.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts of from Vandenberg Air Force Base on February 22, 2018. It carried the Paz satellite and two Starlink demonstration satellites into orbit.

SpaceX just launched the first 2 of nearly 12,000 satellites to blanket Earth in high-speed internet

Elon Musk wants his aerospace company, SpaceX, to cover the entire planet in "Starlink" broadband internet using twice as many satellites launched in history.
Ajit Pai, FCC chairperson.

Key government figures are backing SpaceX’s plan to blanket Earth with high-speed internet

On Wednesday, Ajit Pai, chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, backed Elon Musk's "Starlink" project to launch 12,000 internet satellites.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launches toward space for the first time on February 6, 2018.

Elon Musk is about to launch the first of 11,925 proposed SpaceX internet satellites — more than all spacecraft that orbit Earth today

Elon Musk wants his aerospace company, SpaceX, to bathe the entire Earth in high-speed internet access, and key government figures are endorsing the effort.

Launching Elon Musk’s car toward Mars was a backup plan — here’s what SpaceX actually wanted to do with Falcon Heavy’s first f...

A former NASA official says SpaceX asked the space agency and the US Air Force if it wanted a free $90 million ride on Falcon Heavy, but both declined.