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A 1968 artist's concept of an Apollo command module returning to Earth after a voyage to the moon. Plasma is created ahead of a spacecraft's heat shield as it rams through the planet's atmosphere.

‘We could have lost the Apollo 11 crew:’ A once-classified anomaly nearly killed NASA’s first moon astronauts, a new book reveals

A new book about the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," suggests that a rogue space module nearly crashed into an astronaut space capsule.

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, says the space agency needs more money to send people to the moon in 2024 as part of its "Artemis" program.
SpaceX performs a parachute test for its Crew Dragon spaceship, which will ferry NASA astronauts to and from space.

‘It failed’: NASA says SpaceX and Boeing’s recent spaceship-parachute tests did not go well

NASA told Congress on Wednesday that a test of SpaceX's parachute system for Crew Dragon, a space capsule for astronauts, did not go well.
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.
A view of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship returning to Earth after a six-day Demo-1 mission in space. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

SpaceX’s new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its ‘absolutely critical’ first mission for NASA

After a six-day mission, Crew Dragon, which Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX created for NASA astronauts, safely splashed down in the Atlantic.
An illustration showing SpaceX's Crew Dragon (or Dragon V2) spaceship returning from to Earth from orbit and withstanding intense heating from atmospheric reentry.

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ship is returning to Earth — the hardest part of Elon Musk’s ‘critically important’ mis...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon — a spaceship made for people — is returning to Earth. Elon Musk hinted this will be the most challenging phase of the mission.
Astronaut Anne McClain plays with a plush Earth toy inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The vehicle docked to the International Space Station on March 3, 2019, marking the first arrival of a human-rated commercial spaceship at the football-field-size laboratory.

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of ‘buddy’ are dwindling across the planet.

Celestial Buddies, which makes a fuzzy Earth doll, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX rocketed one of the toys into orbit.
An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, a spaceship designed to fly NASA astronauts, docking with the International Space Station.

SpaceX just docked the first commercial spaceship built for astronauts to the International Space Station — what NASA calls a ‘historic ac...

A day after SpaceX launched the first human-rated commercial spaceship, International Space Station crew welcomed the ship to their flying home.
The spacesuit and Crew Dragon spaceship that SpaceX hopes to use to launch NASA astronauts into space.

SpaceX is about to launch a female mannequin to the space station for NASA. It’s named ‘Ripley’ after the character in the ‘Al...

SpaceX's demo launch won't send people to space — just cargo and a dummy with a female body named "Ripley," after the character in the "Alien" movies.
An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsule for NASA astronauts launching toward space on a Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX plans to rocket a sleek new spaceship for NASA astronauts into orbit on Saturday. Here’s what Crew Dragon must do to prove it’s saf...

SpaceX plans to launch a new spaceship for NASA astronauts, called Crew Dragon, on Saturday. Here's what to expect from the demonstration mission.