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A thick ring of space junk orbits Earth in this fanciful artist's concept of a "Kessler syndrome" event.

Satellite collisions may set off a space-junk disaster that could end human access to space. Here’s how.

Experts worry that debris orbiting Earth could lead to a "Kessler syndrome" domino effect that cuts off human access to space for hundreds of years.
An illustration of SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet constellation in orbit around Earth.

Europe’s space agency says it dodged a SpaceX satellite because the company wouldn’t move it out of the way. Buggy software may be to blam...

Satellite collision warnings are rare but not unprecedented, and there's no official rule book about who has to move their spacecraft first.
A pirate ship cruises the Playa during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in 2014.

The massive Burning Man playa in the middle of the Nevada desert can be seen from space — check out the pictures

Burning Man is happening this week for nearly 80,000 attendees ready for a nine-day party made up of interactive art, music, and elaborate costumes.
An illustration showing around 4,400 satellites in SpaceX’s planned Starlink constellation (left) and company founder Elon Musk at a news conference in March (right).

SpaceX lost contact with 3 of the Starlink internet satellites it launched in May, but the company seems pleased with its first batch overall

SpaceX just revealed new details about the internet-providing satellites the company launched into orbit in May.
SpaceX's second-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launches the Arabsat-6A communications satellite from NASA's Launch Complex 39-A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 11, 2019.

Elon Musk says SpaceX will try its ‘most difficult launch ever’ early Tuesday morning. Here’s how to watch live video of the 3rd-eve...

On June 24, the world's most powerful operational rocket will try launching 24 payloads — including an atomic clock and human cremains — into orbit.
An illustration of NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock project.

SpaceX is about to launch a remarkable atomic clock for NASA that may change how we explore space

If the Deep Space Atomic Clock experiment works, it could enable future robots and astronauts to navigate through space without help from Earth.
An illustration of Starlink, a fleet or constellation of internet-providing satellites that may one day surround the world.

SpaceX just unleashed its first 60 Starlink high-speed-internet satellites and recorded a ‘weird’ video of the maneuver

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, said the first Starlink internet satellites would look "like spreading a deck of cards on a table" while entering orbit.
An illustration of Starlink, a fleet of internet-providing satellites that may one day surround the world.

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites tonight in a global high-speed internet gambit. Watch the rocket lift off and deploy its payl...

Elon Musk's SpaceX hopes to launch the first 60 internet-providing satellites of its Starlink network on Thursday between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET.
A video posted to Chinese social media appears to show the loss of a top-secret military satellite aboard a Long March 4C rocket on May 23, 2019.

Video shows a top-secret Chinese space mission failing in mid-flight — China’s second rocket loss of the year

Videos and photos posted to Chinese social media show the mid-flight destruction of a Long March 4C rocket and a reported military payload on top.
An illustration showing around 4,400 satellites in SpaceX’s planned Starlink constellation (left) and company founder Elon Musk at a news conference in March (right).

Elon Musk has a 2027 deadline to surround Earth with high-speed Starlink internet satellites — but the service would work far sooner than that

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that, while the company's Starlink internet network calls for 12,000 satellites, only 1,000 are needed to make a profit.