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The Long March-5 Y3 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket, takes off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan province, China December 27, 2019.

China’s wildly ambitious future in space just got a big boost with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift rocket

The Long March 5 rocket was plagued with problems during its debut. But after years of revisions, China showed its redesigned launcher works.
Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity (EVA).

Astronauts on the space station see vibrant desert patterns, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS...

Astronauts' photos reveal vibrant landscapes and roiling storms. "How can something so beautiful be tolerated by human eyes?" one astronaut said.

Astronauts on the space station see vibrant desert patterns, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS...

Astronauts' photos reveal vibrant landscapes and roiling storms. "How can something so beautiful be tolerated by human eyes?" one astronaut said.
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to surround Earth with Starlink satellites and provide global high-speed, low-latency internet service from orbit.

SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown

Elon Musk wants to cover Earth in high-speed Starlink web access. But crushing SpaceX's competition may require tens of thousands more satellites.
The story of NASA's "missing" Lunar Module 14 likely ended in tragedy, and perhaps a rebirth.

NASA isn’t sure what happened to one of its last Apollo moon landers. The truth is probably depressing.

Grumman Aircraft designed and built lunar modules for NASA during the Apollo program. A handful never made it to space, though.

Elon Musk’s new Starship would be a monster rocket if built. Here’s how the SpaceX launch system compares to NASA’s 2 biggest rocket...

SpaceX's Mars rocket may be millions of pounds heavier and dozens of feet taller than the Apollo-era Saturn V, which sent astronauts to the moon.
Elon Musk unveiled the 164-foot-tall Starship Mark 1 prototype in Boca Chica, Texas, on September 28, 2019.

Elon Musk just unveiled SpaceX’s audacious new plan to build cities on Mars with giant Starship rockets. Here are the highlights of his talk.

Standing between SpaceX's first orbital rocket and 164-foot-tall next-generation prototype, Elon Musk updated Earth on his plans populate planet Mars.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a steel Mars rocket system called Starship.

Watch live: Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s new plan for Starship, a rocket system designed to populate Mars

SpaceX's new Starship Mk 1 rocket ship is part of a larger effort to create a launch system that'd take dozens of people to Mars at a time.
Japanese billionaire and fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa poses with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in front of a printout of a Falcon 9 rocket on September 18, 2018..

Ahead of SpaceX moon mission, billionaire Yusaku Maezawa sells a $2.3 billion stake in his fashion company to Yahoo Japan

With SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at his side in September 2018, Yusaku Maezawa announced he'd be the first Starship passenger on a flight around the moon.
A prototype of NASA's xEMU spacesuit program called the Z-2. The agency is designing new suits for astronauts to explore planetary surfaces.

An astronaut is urging NASA to form a new spacesuit program now if it hopes to get back to the moon in 2024

NASA's only operational spacesuits are aboard the International Space Station. And at 40 years-old each, they're not getting any younger — or safer.