China Chang’e 5 mission lands on the Moon

China Chang’e 5 mission, tasked with bringing lunar soil samples back to Earth, successfully landed on the Moon on Tuesday, marking the third time China has placed a robotic aircraft on the lunar surface. The lander will immediately begin digging up samples of lunar soil, which will be returned to our planet later this month. … Read more

Chang’e 5, China ambitious mission to bring back samples from the Moon

Today, China successfully launched its most ambitious mission to the Moon to date, called Chang’e 5 — a mission designed to bring a handful of moonstones backs to Earth before the end of the year. If successful, this will be the first time in nearly half a century that dirt from the Moon is returned to Earth, and the … Read more

SpaceX successfully launched its second crew into space on its first operational mission

SpaceX successfully launched its second crew of astronauts to orbit the night aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. The flight, called Crew-1, marks Crew Dragon’s first operational mission, as SpaceX begins a new era of regularly sending people to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Crew Dragon takes off at 7:27 p.m. ET … Read more