NASA

Spitzer Space Telescope: NASA shuts down prolific observatory

Spitzer contributed to advancing human knowledge of black holes and the birth and death of stars.

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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.

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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

Science & Technology

Potentially liveable planet found relatively near Earth

TESS discovers Earth-sized world orbiting a star about 100 light years from Earth, NASA announces.

TOI 700 d: Earth-sized planet found relatively nearby

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Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

On the ground and in orbit, this year saw geopolitical competition, mega-constellations - and women in space.

Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

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Boeing Starliner is back on Earth

Space capsule safely on the ground, seven-day mission ends after just 49 hours.

Boeing Starliner is back on Earth

Space

Boeing's Starliner to return to earth after failed mission

Boeing-built craft due to land in New Mexico on Sunday after failing to rendezvous with International Space Station.

Boeing's Starliner to return to earth after failed mission

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Boeing Starliner astronaut capsule won't complete its mission

Clock error caused spacecraft to go off planned trajectory, missing ISS rendezvous.

Boeing Starliner astronaut capsule won't complete its mission

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Boeing Starliner: Critical NASA test launch nears

Years behind schedule, and overbudget test launch is a 'go', with crewed mission likely next.

Boeing Starliner: Critical NASA test launch nears

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Blue Origin's New Shepard launches

After seven months and days of persistent and thick fog, the uncrewed capsule and rocket finally get off the ground.

Blue Origin's New Shepard launches

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NASA satellite finds crashed Indian Moon lander Vikram

US space agency released an image that showed site of spacecraft's impact and associated debris field.

NASA satellite finds crashed Indian Moon lander Vikram

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US vice president to Boeing, SpaceX: You've got until the spring

Meanwhile, NASA inspector general releases damning report detailing huge 'unnecessary costs' and preferential treatment.

US vice president to Boeing, SpaceX: You've got until the spring

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Congress to NASA: Give us cost estimate for 2024 Artemis mission

US House members question Administrator Jim Bridenstine's lack of a thorough budget for the lunar voyage five years on.

Congress to NASA: Give us cost estimate for 2024 Artemis mission

Talk to Al Jazeera

Chilean astrophysicists on alien life, Mars and space exploration

How will the world's 2 largest telescopes, under construction in Chile, change the way we look at the universe?

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India's moon probe made hard landing, says NASA

India's Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, made a 'hard landing' on the moon, but the location is not known, NASA said.

Chandrayaan-2: India's lunar probe makes a 'hard landing'