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India lost contact with its moon lander, and an astronomer thinks the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface

The Vikram moon lander disappeared from communications just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface. An astronomer thinks the data indicates a crash.
India's spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2, at launch in July.

India’s $145 million lunar mission is set to make it just the 4th nation to make a soft landing on the moon, only months after NASA called its a...

If the mission is successful, India will follow in the footsteps of China, Russia, and the US, in making a soft moon landing.
The "Gaia" lounge at Virgin Galactic's "Gateway to Space" in New Mexico.

Virgin Galactic unveiled the luxurious lounge where tourists will spend time before their $250,000 trips into space

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is racing to send humans into space as tourists, and hundreds of people have already signed up.
Apollo 11 astronauts planted a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Since then, there have been many foiled plans to go back.
Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is going public in 3, 2, 1…

The billionaire's space-tourism venture is selling a stake that values the company at $1.5 billion.
Fan wears "I want to believe" t-shirt in front of UFO model for Fox's "The X-Files" UFO episode.

Some tech execs want to find a UFO and reverse-engineer it for the betterment of mankind

Vice reports on the tech executives who want to find a UFO and reverse-engineer it, bringing its advanced technology to all of mankind.
From left to right: Katherine Johnson, Mae Jemison, Peggy Whitson.

The most famous women in NASA history

Women have played crucial roles in NASA's history of space exploration.
NASA astronauts have donned a lot of different spacesuits over the decades.

Here’s every spacesuit NASA astronauts have worn since the 1960s — and new models that may soon arrive

Astronaut spacesuits debuted in the 1960s but continue to evolve as NASA and companies like Boeing and SpaceX push to explore the moon and Mars.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins in a spacesuit outside the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013.

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more days in space than any other American — here’s how much time US astronauts have logged in spac...

American astronauts have racked up an impressive amount of time in zero gravity. Here are the top 15 record-holding US astronauts.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, a rocket company that's trying to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space.

Jeff Bezos hinted that Elon Musk should ‘go live on the top of Mount Everest for a year’ if he wants to populate Mars

During a private talk about his rocket company Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos indirectly discounted Elon Musk and SpaceX's plans to settle Mars.