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

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 25, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

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

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

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

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

Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: geology mars volcanoes space-exploration

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