Latest from Christian Davenport
Some of the sample the spacecraft collected on Tuesday has kept a lid from closing properly, allowing the material to leak.
  • Oct 23, 2020
For the first time, NASA will attempt to collect a sample from an asteroid with the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
  • Oct 20, 2020
If it happens, the collision would likely produce thousands of pieces of space debris, the most since an active communications satellite operated by Iridium and a dead Russian satellite crashed into each other in 2009.
  • Oct 15, 2020
For the first time in 10 months, Jeff Bezos’s secretive space company flew a rocket to the edge of space from its remote launch site in West Texas. It was Blue Origin’s 13th trip to space.
  • Oct 13, 2020
Seven nations have joined the United States in signing the Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that would establish rules for behavior on the surface of the moon.
  • Oct 13, 2020
The delay of the Oct. 31 launch of a crew to the International Space Station is intended to let SpaceX review the causes for a problem that was detected during a launch earlier this month.
  • Oct 10, 2020
Chris Ferguson, a onetime space shuttle astronaut and now a Boeing employee, announced on Wednesday that he was pulling himself from the first crewed mission of the company’s Starliner spacecraft.
  • Oct 7, 2020
Over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, down past Chincoteague toward the southern tip of the Eastern Shore, sits an isolated spit of shoreline, near a wildlife refuge, that is home to one of the most unusual, and little known, rocket launch sites in the country.
  • Oct 2, 2020
The heat shield showed more erosion than expected on the Dragon capsule that returned from the International Space Station in August.
  • Sep 30, 2020