NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket rolled out to its launch pad early Monday at the Kennedy Space Center for another attempt later this month to fully load it with super-cold propellants, the culmination of a countdown rehearsal officials aim to complete before moving forward with launch later this summer.
The next three-person crew heading to the Chinese Tiangong space station lifted off from northwestern China at 10:44 p.m. EDT Saturday (0244 GMT Sunday) on a fast-track rendezvous with the orbiting complex. Commander Chen Dong and astronauts Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe will aid in the construction of the Chinese space station.
Blue Origin’s suborbital New Shepard rocket propelled six people to an altitude of more than 60 miles over West Texas Saturday, including the first Mexican-born woman to fly to space. The company has now flown five missions carrying 25 people to suborbital space, and aims to nearly double that figure by the end of this year.