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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth after a historic 3-day orbit
The historic mission marks the first private, commercial space flight with an amateur crew.
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission and launch in 9 photos
It's not easy training to be an astronaut in a few months; it's a lot of hard work and fun.
Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past
Most humongous black holes, astronomers suggest, have acted the same way throughout the eons.
SpaceX’s growing Starbase casts a shadow over Boca Chica
As Elon Musk expands his space flight command center, locals are fed up with the damage on the landscape.
This meteor-tracking system could prevent a falling-rocket debris disaster
Camera networks built to track meteors could help address an emerging problem.
The COVID oxygen shortage is delaying NASA rockets
You'll never look at space launches—or even backyard barbecues—the same way again.
This could be a brand new type of supernova
Binary star mergers could cause explosive stellar deaths.
The FAA wants to know why Richard Branson took a detour during his space flight
The civilian mission experienced problems that are just coming to light.
These 5 mysterious space objects straddle the line between planets and stars
They could help astronomers break down the category of objects known as brown dwarfs.