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An artist's rendering of a solar sail in space.

The first ‘solar sailing’ spacecraft is about to unfurl in orbit. It will be powered purely by light.

LightSail 2, what aims to be the first ever solar sailing spacecraft, is unfurling its solar sail today. Here's how to watch it.
A NASA artist's concept of Apollo astronauts outside of a Lunar Excursion Module, or LEM.

NASA built 5 Apollo lunar landers that never launched into space. Here’s what happened to the historic moon ships.

When Congress canceled NASA's final Apollo missions, it had extra moon landers on its hands. Three are in museums, and two might have been scrapped.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in an epic, years-long feud over space travel. Here’s a timeline of the billionaires’ most notable battles.

The billionaires often criticize each other's rockets and space-exploration plans, but they've also legally sparred over key launchpads and patents.

Watch Jeff Bezos describe his dream to colonize space, unveil the ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander, and rib Elon Musk in this video

Jeff Bezos recently unveiled Blue Moon, a lunar lander concept, and shared his vision for colonizing space. Watch his full presentation.
Jeff Bezos unveils a model of Blue Origin's "Blue Moon" lunar lander on May 9, 2019, in Washington DC.

Jeff Bezos has unveiled an enormous ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander to ferry payloads — and maybe people — to the moon’s s...

Jeff Bezos unveiled a moon lander at a Blue Origin event on Thursday. Here's what the "Blue Moon" vehicle looks like and what Bezos says it will do.
Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin's lunar lander concept, called Blue Moon, in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019.

Jeff Bezos unveils a giant lunar lander that he says is ‘going to the moon’ and will help Blue Origin populate space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, unveiled a giant lunar lander on Thursday at an event about the progress of his spaceflight company, Blue Origin.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israel’s first mission to the moon fails at the last minute, crashes into the lunar surface

Beresheet, a privately funded $100 million effort to land a dishwasher-size probe on the moon, failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.
An illustration of the space object 'Oumuamua (formally known as 1I/2017 U1) flying through the solar system in late 2017.

Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.

Astronomers say more interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua will visit our solar system. They hope to chase down the next one with rockets and robots.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander took this panorama from the surface of the moon's far side on January 11, 2019. The mission's Yutu-2 rover is seen in the background (bottom-left).

China releases detailed 360-degree photo from the first mission to land on the far side of the moon

The China National Space Administration has released a high-resolution wraparound image of the moon's far side taken by the Chang'e 4 spacecraft.