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Moon Express Gets OK For Lunar Mission »

Moon Express, a Cape Canaveral-based private company, announced this week it has received government approval to send an autonomous lander to the moon and plans to do so next fall. The multi-agency collaboration with the company includes NASA and the FAA. More

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NASA Nails Another One »

The Juno Jupiter probe may be the most impressive robot flyer ever. Is it worth the billion-dollar price tag? More

NASA's Biggest Rocket... »

The world’s most powerful rocket, designed for future manned spaceflight, had a successful startup test this week – the latest milestone for... More

Private Moon-Shot Race... »

With a $20 million X Prize in play, 16 private companies are vying to be the first to launch a mission to the Moon, and now one of the contenders, Moon... More

Blue Origin To Build Space... »

Blue Origin LLC is ramping up its spaceflight programs, breaking ground for a rocket factory as it begins a new three-year launch contract under NASA. The... More

NASA Balloon Succeeds In... »

An 18.8 million-cubic-foot super-pressure balloon flown remotely by NASA has successfully completed a midlatitude circumnavigation of the Earth, NASA said... More

Perlan II Project Progressing »

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team, which aims to fly a pressurized glider to a record of 90,000 feet, is continuing its flight-test program in Minden,... More