Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in new era for human spaceflight

Two US astronauts are about to go to orbit in a commercially developed rocket and capsule system.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronauts spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

The Nasa-SpaceX mission timeline in graphics

These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: astronauts florida spacex commercial-space-travel international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa houston elon-musk space

Nasa SpaceX launch: 10 questions about the mission

BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: florida spacex commercial-space-travel united-states space-exploration nasa elon-musk

Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch

A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronauts spacex international-space-station space-exploration nasa

Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch

Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch in almost a decade.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~2 min

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Tom Cruise: Filming in space and four of his other memorable stunts

The actor is well known for his daring stunts, but this takes things to another level.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: film tom-cruise international-space-station nasa

Hubble telescope celebrates 30 years of stunning science

Three decades on from its launch, the orbiting observatory is still producing cutting-edge research.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration nasa european-space-agency hubble-telescope

'Alien comet' visitor has weird composition

The first known comet to visit us from another star system has an unusual make-up.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: astronomy exoplanets space-exploration nasa comets space

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