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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.
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.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

Elon Musk just revealed 5 major updates to SpaceX’s Mars spaceship project. Here’s what we learned.

On Sunday, Elon Musk said SpaceX plans to launch a Starship spaceship prototype this week. He also revealed new details about the project's future.
SpaceX's "test hopper," an experimental stainless-steel ship, after it was built in Texas (left) and an illustration of the vehicle (right). A person is shown at the bottom to provide a sense of scale.

Elon Musk says SpaceX has built a stainless-steel rocket ship in Texas that looks ‘like liquid silver’ and might launch in February

SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, said his rocket company has assembled a shiny steel "test hopper" prototype of its Starship spaceship for Mars in Texas.
The Yutu or "Jade Rabbit" rover, part of China's Chang'e-3 mission, moving around the lunar surface.

China’s rover and lander on the moon’s far side are taking a ‘nap’ to survive brutal surface temperatures

China just landed its Chang'e 4 rover and lander on the far side of the moon, but they are taking a nap to wait out brutal conditions.
The booster, or first stage, of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land.

SpaceX tried to land a 16-story-tall rocket on the ground, but it plunged into the sea. These dramatic videos show what happened.

SpaceX tried to land its Falcon 9 rocket booster at Cape Canaveral after successfully launching a NASA mission. But a vital landing system failed.
Elon Musk is making a "radical" change to the design of SpaceX's mega-rocket and spaceship for travel to Mars.

Elon Musk is making a ‘radical change’ to SpaceX’s monster Mars rocket — and renamed its parts ‘Starship’ and R...

SpaceX founder Elon Musk redesigned the company's reusable Big Falcon Rocket for deep-space travel and renamed its parts "Starship" and "Super Heavy."
An illustration of HawkEye 360's first satellite constellation, called Pathfinder, orbiting Earth.

SpaceX is about to rocket a fleet of satellites into space that will hunt smugglers, pirates, and other ‘dark ships’

SpaceX is about to launch 71 satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket. Three of the spacecraft will help hunt down boats that don't want to be found.
An illustration of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, launching through Earth's clouds and toward space.

Elon Musk and SpaceX are building a monster rocket for Mars. Here’s how big it is compared to 20 familiar objects.

Elon Musk and SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket is a 387-foot-tall Mars launch system. This size-comparison tool shows how big a real-life BFR might be.
Elon Musk and SpaceX hope to colonize Mars with Big Falcon Rocket spaceships.

Elon Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch people to Mars within 6 years — here’s the full timeline of his plans to colonize the red plan...

Elon Musk founded SpaceX in hopes of colonizing Mars, and the tech mogul is unafraid of sharing his timelines to launch humans to the red planet.