Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket plane transfers to New Mexico for final testing.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
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Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Blue Origins claims that the lunar lander will be able to take humans to the Moon's south pole by 2024.

By Mary-Ann Russon | May 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

BBC Science News | April 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

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Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.

By Rebecca Morelle | April 12, 2019 | bbcnews
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Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft to attempt Moon landing

An Israeli spacecraft will try to touch down on the lunar surface today.

By Rebecca Morelle | April 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration israel moon israel-space-agency beresheet-spacecraft

Dragon in graphics

How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.

BBC Science News | March 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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Israel's Beresheet robot sets its sights on the Moon

The Beresheet robot is a privately funded venture that aims to land and hop across the lunar surface.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

BBC Science News | Nov. 20, 2018 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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