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Europe's Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites Star One D2 and Eutelsat Quantum into their planned transfer orbits.


NASA and Boeing have elected to stand down from Friday's launch attempt of the agency's second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) mission.


The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on July 17, 2021.


Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on July 17, 2021.


After its successful parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida, at 11:29 p.m. EST on July 9, 2021, the cargo Dragon spacecraft was loaded aboard SpaceX's Go Navigator recovery ship.


NASA is leading an effort, working with the Department of Energy (DOE), to advance space nuclear technologies.


To help the agency fine-tune its approach, NASA will award firm fixed-price, milestone-based contracts of up to $45 million for commercial-led work under a broad agency announcement released Thursday.


NASA and Northrop Grumman of Dulles, Virginia, have finalized a contract to develop the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) for Gateway, which will be a critical way station and outpost in orbit around the Moon as part of NASA's Artemis program.


Thomas Pesquet: This is over 2000 kg of science samples and equipment returning to the ground. Dragon is packed and ready to leave for Earth, scientist's can't wait!


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V booster for NASA's Landsat 9 mission is offloaded from the Antonov 124 cargo aircraft at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, on June 29, 2021.


NASA astronaut and Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough loads a Polar science freezer filled with critical research samples inside the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship for retrieval and analysis back on Earth.


Thomas Pesquet: Mark working with the airlock in Japan's Kibo module, used amongst other things to deploy miniature satellites from the Space Station!