Nasa's giant SLS rocket: a guide

Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

Nov. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Nasa's new 'megarocket' set for critical tests

The agency's Moon rocket is entering the final stages of testing ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

Nov. 13, 2020 ~10 min

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From Space Force to Artemis: what Joe Biden presidency may mean in orbit and beyond

With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Europe steps up contributions to Artemis Moon plan

Thales Alenia Space will build Europe's two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway space station.

Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Project Artemis: UK signs up to Nasa's Moon exploration principles

The UK backs the accords that will guide the American-led return to the Moon this decade.

Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Nasa releases plan for Moon return by 2024

The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min


Booster rocket for Nasa Moon missions set for critical test

Engineers are preparing to test a booster rocket that will help send astronauts back to the Moon.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Sept. 2, 2020 ~4 min


European contract signed for Moon mission hardware

When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~4 min


SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

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