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SpaceX just let people crawl into its new spaceship for NASA astronauts — here’s what it’s like inside
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, let reporters into its Hawthorne, California, headquarters to see and touch mockups of its Crew Dragon spaceship and spacesuit. Two crews of NASA astronauts will soon test-fly the experimental spacecraft to the International Space Station.
NASA just gave $44 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space...
NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $44 million as part of the agency's "Tipping Point" program. The contracts are designed to help the commercial space industry test next-generation technologies like new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines.
NASA is about to name the astronauts who will fly SpaceX and Boeing’s spaceships for the first time — here’s who they might be
NASA plans to announce a minimum of eight astronauts who will be the first ever to fly Boeing and SpaceX's brand-new spaceships, which are part of the agency's Commercial Crew program. Here's what we know about the candidates and which ones are most likely to make history in the new space race.
Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing
The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't returned to the moon are budgetary and political hurdles — not scientific or technical challenges.
This seasoned NASA astronaut wore SpaceX and Boeing’s new spacesuits — here’s what she thinks of them
Boeing and SpaceX have designed and built new spacesuits to protect NASA's finest. Astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams — who's worn multiple spacesuits, spent 7 months in orbit, and is a member of NASA's Commercial Crew Program — has tried on the companies' new suits. Here's what she thinks.
Jeanette Epps would have been the first black astronaut to live on the Space Station, but NASA bumped her, and she says they never told her why
Jeanette Epps was about to become the first African-American to live at the International Space Station, but NASA replaced her with another astronaut in January. Epps said on Thursday that she still doesn't know why.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield says the rockets from NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin won’t take people to Mars
Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, says the future rockets and spaceships of NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin would be too risky to get people to and from Mars. He thinks we need some possibly "outlandish" solutions for space travel to make round-trip travel to the red planet practical.
To survive on Mars, we need a ‘technology that replaces what the Earth does.’ This tube might be NASA’s best hope.
NASA wants to visit Mars, and Elon Musk and SpaceX want to colonize it, but traditional life support systems will quickly run out of food, water, air, and other supplies. Plants and bacteria can recycle astronaut waste while growing them food to eat, an approach called bioregenerative life support.
Astronaut Scott Kelly shared some of the strangest, most interesting details about floating around the International Space Station for a year.
Astronaut Scott Kelly: ‘I think that China will overtake the US in the space business — if we allow them to’
Scott Kelly, who lived in orbit for 520 days and flew on four missions, thinks China's prowess could soon rival that of NASA and the US space industry.