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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, says the space agency needs more money to send people to the moon in 2024 as part of its "Artemis" program.
A hover test of SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule escape thrusters.

SpaceX confirmed that its Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA was ‘destroyed’ by a recent test. Here’s what we learned about the explosiv...

Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice president, gave details about a test "anomaly" that destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule, which is designed to fly NASA astronauts.
Russia's Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched two crew members on Thursday but failed in mid-flight.

WATCH LIVE: After escaping a doomed rocket, an astronaut and cosmonaut will try again to launch into space today

Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a Soyuz rocket failure in October, will try again to reach orbit with new crew member Christina Koch.
NASA astronauts Anne McClain (left) and Christina Hammock Koch (right) are slated to perform the first all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

The first all-female spacewalk in history is about to take place, and NASA says it’s a coincidence

On March 29, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will step outside the International Space Station in the first spacewalk led by women.
SpaceX launched a plush Earth doll aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. Space station astronauts took the toy and now treat "Little Earthy,” they call it, as an unofficial crew member.

Astronauts on the space station liked SpaceX’s ‘Earthy’ toy so much that they kidnapped it. Their photos show how it’s become ...

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth inside its new Dragon 2 spaceship. Now space-station crew members are treating the doll like one of their own.
A view of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship returning to Earth after a six-day Demo-1 mission in space. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

SpaceX’s new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its ‘absolutely critical’ first mission for NASA

After a six-day mission, Crew Dragon, which Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX created for NASA astronauts, safely splashed down in the Atlantic.
An illustration showing SpaceX's Crew Dragon (or Dragon V2) spaceship returning from to Earth from orbit and withstanding intense heating from atmospheric reentry.

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ship is returning to Earth — the hardest part of Elon Musk’s ‘critically important’ mis...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon — a spaceship made for people — is returning to Earth. Elon Musk hinted this will be the most challenging phase of the mission.
Astronaut Anne McClain plays with a plush Earth toy inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The vehicle docked to the International Space Station on March 3, 2019, marking the first arrival of a human-rated commercial spaceship at the football-field-size laboratory.

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of ‘buddy’ are dwindling across the planet.

Celestial Buddies, which makes a fuzzy Earth doll, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX rocketed one of the toys into orbit.
An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, a spaceship designed to fly NASA astronauts, docking with the International Space Station.

SpaceX just docked the first commercial spaceship built for astronauts to the International Space Station — what NASA calls a ‘historic ac...

A day after SpaceX launched the first human-rated commercial spaceship, International Space Station crew welcomed the ship to their flying home.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk gestures during a NASA press briefing on March 2, 2019.

Elon Musk says he would ride SpaceX’s new Dragon spaceship into orbit — and build a moon base with NASA

SpaceX rocketed its first spaceship for NASA astronauts into orbit on Saturday. Elon Musk, the company's founder, said he's willing to climb aboard.