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NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA’s administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech vio...

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke at a Capitol Ministries fundraiser in February. Experts say he may have broken federal ethics rules.

SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket, on its first paid mission

SpaceX will broadcast live video of its second-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launch. It's the vehicle's first paid mission to deploy a payload into orbit.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israel’s first mission to the moon fails at the last minute, crashes into the lunar surface

Beresheet, a privately funded $100 million effort to land a dishwasher-size probe on the moon, failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.
The surface of the moon from 342 miles (550 kilometers) away. Beresheet, the first private lunar spacecraft, took this photo from lunar orbit on April 8, 2019.

Israeli scientists tried to pull off the first private moon landing, but the robotic probe failed and crashed into the lunar surface

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, launched its Beresheet robot on a SpaceX rocket in February. However, the probe failed to soft-land on the lunar surface.
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity.

Scientists just released the first-ever photograph of a black hole. Some people think it looks like a ‘smudge on the lens.’

Scientists from 40 nations who worked for around 13 years to get the first-ever image of a black hole, which is larger than our solar system.
The first image of a black hole. The picture was made using Event Horizon Telescope radio-wave observations of the center of the galaxy M87.

The first-ever picture of a black hole is fuzzy. These incredible illustrations help explain what it shows.

Scientists posted the first-ever image of black hole, but the photo is a bit fuzzy. However, computer models hint at what we'd see with a better view.
A computer simulation of how a supermassive black hole.

The first ‘groundbreaking’ pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here’s what scientists think those images will loo...

Scientists are expected to unveil the first-ever pictures of a black hole's "shadow" caused by its event horizon.
An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole.

Humans are about to see the first-ever photo of a ‘supermassive’ black hole. Here’s what we hope to discover.

The image could confirm or dismantle our long-held suspicions about these mysterious masses.
From left to right: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13).

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show

Eight of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together to celebrate the 50th moon landing anniversary at an event in New York City.
SpaceX workers crawl the lower section of the Test Hopper out to a launch pad near Boca Chica Beach, Texas, on March 8, 2019.

‘All systems green’: SpaceX fired up its Mars spaceship prototype for the first time, rattling homes for miles around

The SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his rocket company fired up "Starhopper" for the first time. The vehicle is an early prototype of a Mars spaceship.