Laura Winter

Laura Winter

Laura Winter has lived in and reported from eight countries on three continents. The very first beat she had as a fledgling journalist was covering La Canada Flintridge, which included NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the Glendale News Press. She is returning to covering space as an editor-at-large for Al Jazeera Digital. If you want to impress her, she happens to also be passionate about baseball.

Coronavirus pandemic

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

Confined and isolated astronauts - and their supporting programmes - have answers and an online tool you can use now.

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

Space

Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

NASA to issue a formal 'high-visibility close call' designation, with impacts across all human spaceflight programmes.

 Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

Science & Technology

Peering at the sun: Solar Orbiter probe set for launch

In less than two years, scientists expect to receive the first-ever images of, and data about, the sun’s poles.

Peering at the sun: Solar Orbiter probe set for launch

Space

Starliner stays grounded as Boeing and NASA investigate further

Preliminary findings on the orbital flight test failures are in, but questions remain unanswered.

Starliner stays grounded as Boeing and NASA investigate further

NASA

NASA's Koch: After 328 days in space, extensive tests await her

Her on-the-ground challenges will help prepare the way for astronauts to travel to Mars.

NASA's Koch: After 328 days in space, extensive tests await her

Science & Technology

Is Trump's moonshot heading for a roadblock?

Congressional disagreement over mission scope threatens NASA's lunar return plans, jeopardising commercial competition.

Is Trump's moonshot heading for a roadblock?

Space

Elon Musk wants you to be his next space-based customer

With Starlink launches, SpaceX is poised to dominate satellite broadband and possibly bring billions of people online.

Elon Musk wants you to be his next space-based customer

Space

SpaceX test succeeds; now plans to launch two astronauts to space

After a fireball and minutes-long test, Musk's space company is on the precipice of history.

SpaceX test succeeds; now plans to launch two astronauts to space

Space

SpaceX: One critical test Sunday, then humans launch

Elon Musk's space company is just one step away from sending astronaut crews into orbit.

SpaceX: One critical test Sunday, then humans launch

Space

Europe's space agency has Mars and the sun in its sights for 2020

Flush with cash, Europe's space agency hopes to put the troubles of 2019 in the past.

Europe's space agency has Mars and the sun in its sights for 2020

Space

Elon Musk breaks record for most satellites in space

SpaceX launch could ultimately boost global internet access.

Elon Musk breaks record for most satellites in space

Space

China's Long March 5 rocket can fly

The decade's final rocket launch puts China's moon and Mars missions back on track.

China's Long March 5 rocket can fly