Plans for International Space Station astronauts to conduct three high-priority spacewalks before year’s end appear to be slipping into 2020.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 5 to send a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.
Boeing’s first space-bound CST-100 Starliner capsule has been hoisted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for a practice launch countdown ahead of its planned Dec. 19 trial run to the ISS.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission is providing the closest-ever observations of the high temperatures generated by the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere.
The U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization Payload can transition to the manufacturing phase after successfully completing a critical design review.
The Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission spacecraft entered the full-scale ion propulsion cruise phase of its return to Earth from Ryugu as planned late Dec. 2 U.S. time, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided publicly released imagery of the Indian Space Research Organization’s Vikram lander crash site and associated debris after the spacecraft attempted an automated soft landing at the Moon’s south pole nearly two months ago.
The crew of the ISS has kicked off a busy final month of the year with the third of four planned spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
The 22 member states of the European Space Agency have agreed to fund the organization’s activities for a record €14.4 billion ($15.8 billion) over five years.
Though quite small, curious seasonal variations in concentrations of oxygen in the thin atmosphere above the floor of the nearly 100-mi.-wide Gale Crater and ancient lake bed on Mars have scientists involved in NASA’s Curiosity rover baffled and striving to provide an explanation.