NASA’s next Mars spacecraft will soon know its landing site, as scientists meet to debate the relative merits of four final contenders. The mission will investigate whether the Red Planet ever hosted life.
One day after a Soyuz rocket failed just after liftoff, sending its two-man crew on a dramatic abort in midflight, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said the American and Russian aboard the flight will fly again next year.
Rocket Lab just unveiled a huge new facility in New Zealand designed to enable fast mass production of the company’s Electron booster. And William Shatner was on hand to lend some more excitement to the proceedings.
Sometime in perhaps the not too distant future, a robotic rover, or maybe even an astronaut, will visit a small crater on the moon to answer a mystery inspired by the movie “First Man.” (Spoiler warning: this article reveals a major detail from the film.)