South Korea launches domestic space rocket in 2nd such attempt

Seoul, South Korea — South Korea launched its first domestically-made space rocket on Tuesday in the country’s second attempt, months after its previous takeoff failed to place a payload into orbit. Some experts say a successful launch will boost South Korea’s growing space ambitions, while also proving that it has key technologies for building a […]

Space Endurance Record-breaking Valery Ryumin dies at 82

Cosmonaut Valery Ryumin, a Soviet tank commander who spent more than a year in space breaking endurance records and then embarked on another flight 18 years later, this time on a US space shuttle, died Monday. He was 82 years old. The Russian federal space company Roscosmos announced his death. The company’s director, Dmitry Rogozin, […]

You s. Rubio, Feinstein introduced the bill to create the Space National Guard

You s. Marco Rubio and Dianne Feinstein may not agree on much, but they’ve come together for an additional part-time call to America’s newest military power. Lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Space National Guard that would enter the Space Force command structure. It would shift all Air National Guard members currently […]

Russia withdraws from International Space Station due to sanctions against Ukraine

Russia will end its participation in the International Space Station amid objections to Western sanctions on the country for its war against Ukraine. Dmitry Rogozin, chief executive of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, criticized the economic penalties in an interview with state television over the weekend, Bloomberg reported. “The decision has already been taken, we don’t […]

SpaceX and Axiom Send Special Astronaut Team to Space Station

On Friday, a retired NASA astronaut and three paying customers embarked on a journey to the International Space Station. The mission is the first to go to the space station where all passengers are private citizens, and the first time NASA has collaborated in organizing a space tourism visit. NASA officials said the flight was […]

Space Tourism Isn’t Just Traveling With Pleasure

Maybe you’ve been wondering like me: Is there any point in shooting rich guys like me? Jeff Bezos and “Star Trek” actor William Shatner into space? Wendy Whitman Cobb, an Air Force political scientist for space, says yes. Our conversation challenged my thinking about space projects like Bezos and Elon Musk that dream of a […]

Russian space chief: Sanctions could endanger space station

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia‘s space program announced on Saturday that the future International Space station Space agencies of the United States, European Union and Canada hang in the balance after missing the deadline to meet Russia’s demands to lift sanctions on Russian businesses and hardware. The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters that the […]

Is Russia Leaving the International Space Station? Not really.

The head of Russia’s space agency said on Saturday that he would present a proposal to the Russian government to end cooperation on the International Space Station program. Dimitry Rogozin, managing director of Roscosmos, the state agency that oversees Russia’s space program, accused Western nations’ sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine of jeopardizing cooperation in […]

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Oldest and Farthest Known Star

Starlight, star bright, how far you seem tonight. Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of the most distant and oldest star ever seen, a point of light that shines 12.9 billion years ago, or just 900 million years after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe. This means that the light from the star […]

US astronaut ends record-length space flight in Russian capsule

A NASA The astronaut was caught on his way back to Earth Wednesday after a Russian voyage with two cosmonauts back to a war-torn world, following a US record of 355 days aboard the International Space Station. Mark Vande Hei He landed on a Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan with Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov of […]