Spacecraft

Virgin Galactic Unity spaceflight to take place in May 2021

Virgin Galactic confirmed the date for the next rocket-powered test flight of its spacecraft SpaceShipTwo Unity....


Back to Moon: China’s successful spacecraft launch

China’s space program reaches an important milestone as Chang’e 5 spacecraft is successfully launched on a mission to collect lunar surface samples.  ...


Crew Dragon Endeavour’s landing marks spaceflight history

After a 64 day orbital round-journey to the International Space Station, the Crew Dragon spacecraft operated by Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken splashed down in perfect condition near the Gulf of Mexico, marking a triumphant finale to a historical feat in space exploration....


Israeli spacecraft gives up on second Moon landing

Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL decides to give up on the journey to the Moon for its second Beresheet mission.  ...


Lockheed Martin ventures into space with new lunar lander

Lockheed Martin unveiled on October 3, 2018, its crewed lunar lander concept designed for ferrying future astronauts from the lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon. ...


SpaceX signs first passenger for lunar BFR mission

Guess what, SpaceX announced on September 13, 2018, it has signed “the world’s first private passenger” for a flight around the Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). ...


Opinion: financing and regulating trips to the final frontier

To the ordinary person, commercial space travel may seem like a pipe dream, but at an embryonic level a few well-funded space companies are creaking into action. Most of these space tourism products and technologies are still in their early stages, so for a commercial company setting a price is a delicate balancing act....


Blue Origin Flies Reusable Suborbital Rocket

Blue Origin flies reusable suborbital rocket. Jeff Bezos’ dream project Blue Origin has taken another step close to perfecting its reusable rocket module....


All Saturn V Launches At Once

The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload. See all Saturn V launches at once!...


Buran and Energia: Old Soviet Booklet

Pages of an advertising booklet devoted to the reusable space rocket complex “Buran” and the launch vehicle “Energia”. It’s rather interesting to see them today....