Virgin Galactic signs NASA agreement to use flights to train astronauts

Virgin Galactic signs NASA agreement to use flights to train astronauts

Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft outside Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic shares jumped Monday after it signed an agreement with NASA that will allow the space tourism venture to train astronauts for trips to the International Space Station on flights to the edge of space. The company — which is publicly traded […]
NASA picks Astrobotic to send water-hunting rover VIPER to the moon

NASA picks Astrobotic to send water-hunting rover VIPER to the moon

An artist’s rendering of NASA’s VIPER rover, which will roam the Moon’s south pole looking for water ice. Source: NASA NASA awarded Pittsburgh-based space robotics startup Astrobotic with nearly $200 million on Thursday for a key lunar mission, which...
SpaceX Demo-2 launch of NASA astronauts live updates

SpaceX Demo-2 launch of NASA astronauts live updates

NASA astronaut Doug Hurley puts on his SpaceX spacesuit during a rehearsal for the Demo-2 launch. NASA SpaceX is moving ahead with its Demo-2 crewed launch on Wednesday, even as stormy weather threatens to postpone the mission. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 4:33...