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
May 26, 2020 ~4 min

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

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: united-states insects virginia north-carolina

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

Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through heart

The loon, which is on Canada's dollar coin, and the eagle, America's national bird, fought to the death.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 22, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: maine canada united-states

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

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bees canada united-states insects

Nasa to launch first manned mission from US in decade

The mission will take place on 27 May using a rocket and spacecraft made by private firm SpaceX.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 17, 2020 ~1 min

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

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