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An illustration of NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock project.

SpaceX is about to launch a remarkable atomic clock for NASA that may change how we explore space

If the Deep Space Atomic Clock experiment works, it could enable future robots and astronauts to navigate through space without help from Earth.
An illustration of Starlink, a fleet or constellation of internet-providing satellites that may one day surround the world.

SpaceX just unleashed its first 60 Starlink high-speed-internet satellites and recorded a ‘weird’ video of the maneuver

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, said the first Starlink internet satellites would look "like spreading a deck of cards on a table" while entering orbit.
A video posted to Chinese social media appears to show the loss of a top-secret military satellite aboard a Long March 4C rocket on May 23, 2019.

Video shows a top-secret Chinese space mission failing in mid-flight — China’s second rocket loss of the year

Videos and photos posted to Chinese social media show the mid-flight destruction of a Long March 4C rocket and a reported military payload on top.

Jeff Bezos will reveal new details about his rocket company Blue Origin today. Clues suggest he could announce plans to land on the moon.

Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has doled out cryptic details ahead of a media event in Washington, DC.
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.
NASA astronauts have donned a lot of different spacesuits over the decades.

Here’s every spacesuit NASA astronauts have worn since the 1960s — and new models that may soon arrive

Astronaut spacesuits debuted in the 1960s but continue to evolve as NASA and companies like Boeing and SpaceX push to explore the moon and Mars.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

Elon Musk just revealed 5 major updates to SpaceX’s Mars spaceship project. Here’s what we learned.

On Sunday, Elon Musk said SpaceX plans to launch a Starship spaceship prototype this week. He also revealed new details about the project's future.
SpaceX's "test hopper," an experimental stainless-steel ship, after it was built in Texas (left) and an illustration of the vehicle (right). A person is shown at the bottom to provide a sense of scale.

Elon Musk says SpaceX has built a stainless-steel rocket ship in Texas that looks ‘like liquid silver’ and might launch in February

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, said his rocket company has assembled a shiny steel "test hopper" prototype of its Starship spaceship for Mars in Texas.
The Yutu or "Jade Rabbit" rover, part of China's Chang'e-3 mission, moving around the lunar surface.

China’s rover and lander on the moon’s far side are taking a ‘nap’ to survive brutal surface temperatures

China just landed its Chang'e 4 rover and lander on the far side of the moon, but they are taking a nap to wait out brutal conditions.
The booster, or first stage, of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land.

SpaceX tried to land a 16-story-tall rocket on the ground, but it plunged into the sea. These dramatic videos show what happened.

SpaceX tried to land its Falcon 9 rocket booster at Cape Canaveral after successfully launching a NASA mission. But a vital landing system failed.