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CIMON — the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion — is programmed to interact astronauts on the International Space Station.

Astronauts on the space station are getting a new friend: A floating, talking robotic head that follows them around

European astronaut Alexander Gerst is bringing a special gift to the International Space Station: a floating, talking orb powered by IBM Watson.
NASA is modifying and testing space shuttle engines for use on its new Space Launch System mega-rocket.

NASA just fired an old space shuttle engine at ‘113% thrust’ — and plans to use it on a new mega-rocket

The space agency is modifying old space shuttle engines for use on SLS, a 321-foot-tall mega-rocket that might send astronauts to the moon and Mars.
BigelowSpaceOps.com began showing this image around February 8, 2018. It shows two B330 inflatable habitats (top left) and an XBASE module attached to the International Space Station (bottom-right).

Hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow is about to launch a new spaceflight company

The goal of Bigelow Space Operations is under wraps for now, but the company is launching at an unprecedented moment for the spaceflight industry.

SpaceX may have just launched an ‘Apollo moment’ for the space industry — here’s how

John Young, a former Pentagon undersecretary, says the first launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket could open huge doors for the space industry.
SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from Launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018.

Elon Musk: ‘We want a new space race — space races are exciting’

After SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, Elon Musk called for a new space race. His competition may soon include Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin.
A computer rendering of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launching toward space.

Elon Musk says SpaceX has ‘done everything you can think of’ to prepare Falcon Heavy for launch today

SpaceX is preparing to launch it's monster Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. ET, and Elon Musk says he feels "at peace" with preparation work.

Kenya could be the heart of moon colonization, says ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir — here’s why

In author Andy Weir's new book "Artemis" about a heist on the moon, Kenya is the epicenter of space colonization — for several surprisingly realistic reasons.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, watches a replay of the first launch of Falcon Heavy during a press conference on February 6, 2018.

SpaceX rocket launches are getting boring — and that’s an incredible success story for Elon Musk

Elon Musk has pushed his still-fledgling aerospace company, SpaceX, into a remarkable rhythm of frequent and routine launches.
Astronaut Scott Kelly floats inside the International Space Station.

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.
Boeing's new Starliner spacesuit worn by former astronaut Chris Ferguson.

Every spacesuit NASA astronauts have worn — and the new models that may revolutionize how they explore the solar system

Spacesuits worn by astronauts have evolved since their first debut in the 1960s. NASA as well as commercial companies, like Boeing and SpaceX, continue to push the envelope as the space agency looks to explore the moon and Mars.