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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (foreground) and Doug Hurley (background) train inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship.

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In anticipation of SpaceX's critical test-launch of the Crew Dragon spaceship, Musk tweeted a simulation of what it'd be like to ride the vehicle.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, atop an ULA Atlas V rocket, lifts off on an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 20, 2019.

NASA says a clock error sent Boeing’s new astronaut spaceship veering wildly off course during its maiden voyage

After Boeing's CST-100 Starliner successfully rocketed toward space, a timing error made the spaceship fire the wrong thrusters at the wrong time.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner rockets toward orbit for the first time on December 20, 2019.

Boeing’s launch of a new spaceship for NASA went awry, and the vehicle no longer has enough fuel to reach the International Space Station

The CST-100 Starliner spaceship rocketed orbit on Friday morning, but a clock issue caused the vehicle to fire its engines at the wrong time in space.
Astronauts stand before the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft during its rollout on Nov. 21, 2019.

NASA says Boeing’s new spaceship for astronauts is ready to launch on an historic maiden flight this Friday

Boeing is preparing to fly its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship, designed for NASA astronauts, into orbit for the first time on December 20.
The story of NASA's "missing" Lunar Module 14 likely ended in tragedy, and perhaps a rebirth.

NASA isn’t sure what happened to one of its last Apollo moon landers. The truth is probably depressing.

Grumman Aircraft designed and built lunar modules for NASA during the Apollo program. A handful never made it to space, though.

A Las Vegas hotel billionaire unveiled an inflatable space pod designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the moon and Mars — take a look inside

NASA is seeking private-industry spacecraft to ferry the first humans to Mars. Bigelow Aerospace is testing an inflatable room that could house five.
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps in a spacesuit in 2017.

NASA wants the first woman to walk on the moon in 2024. This female astronaut is one of 13 candidates.

NASA bumped astronaut Jeanette Epps off a mission to the space station in 2018, but she still has a shot at being the first woman to walk on the moon.
A photo illustration of a US astronaut planting an American flag on Mars.

‘We want our country to do it first’: A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

Some experts say a race to Mars would "be a waste of taxpayers' money" and that NASA and China should work together. But US law doesn't make it easy.
An illustration of SpaceX's Starship vehicle on the surface of the moon, with Earth in the distance.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive says ‘we’ll partner with them, and we’ll get there faster&...

Jeff DeWit, NASA's chief financial officer, thinks Elon Musk's SpaceX is unlikely to land Starship on the moon in 2021 but said, "I hope he does it."
Buzz Aldrin, a NASA astronaut who walked on the moon during Apollo 11, speaks onstage during an event on March 23, 2019.

Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon 50 years ago today. Here’s what the astronaut remembers most about NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.

On July 20, 1969, two people landed on the moon for the first time. NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin's memory of the historic mission is as fresh as ever.