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 a special correspondent for Al Jazeera Digital. If you want to impress her, she happens to also be passionate about baseball.

Science & Technology

SpaceX Starship Launch System: One small hop for Musk

The untethered lift-off is an early step for a 100-passenger spacecraft.

SpaceX Starship Launch System: One small hop for Musk

Space

Tracking space trash may be the next best thing to clearing it

Space debris orbiting the Earth poses a threat to satellite equipment. Keeping track of it helps manage risks.

Tracking space trash may be the next best thing to clearing it

Space

India's moon mission Chandrayaan-2 gets off the ground

India's space programme has 'bounced back' in time for a second launch attempt.

India's moon mission Chandrayaan-2 gets off the ground

NASA

NASA Mars mission: 'Not willing to rule out 2033'

The US could get to Mars sooner than expected

NASA Mars mission: 'Not willing to rule out 2033'

Space

Taking out the trash - in space

Human space junk can blow a hole through spacecraft, endangering crews, payloads and projects. Cue the cleanup.

Taking out the trash - in space

Space

The new race to the moon is not just about bragging rights

Like the 20th century moon race, the 21st century one is projecting geopolitics beyond the limits of our atmosphere.

The new race to the moon is not just about bragging rights

Science & Technology

Earthbound: India's moon lander launch cancelled for now

A nation waits for an explanation and a new date to send Chandrayaan-2 to the lunar south pole

Earthbound: India's moon lander launch cancelled for now

India

India prepares to land rover on moon in second unmanned mission

If successful, India will be the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to perform a 'soft' landing on the moon.

India prepares to land rover on moon in second unmanned mission

Space

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Tuesday's launch marks the first time SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has carried a US Air Force mission into space.

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Space

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

NASA: A dozen private citizens may be able to go to the ISS each year.

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

Business & Economy

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes shot at broadband supremacy

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday. The payload could be a game-changer for half the world.

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes shot at broadband supremacy

Business & Economy

The moon is just the beginning; Mars is the goal

Trump wants more money to return people to the moon by 2024. NASA's chief says that will get astronauts to Mars faster.

The moon is just the beginning; Mars is the goal