Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander tipped over at touchdown, but it’s still kicking

It turns out that Intuitive Machines' Odysseus spacecraft didn't land upright after all. In a With NASA on Friday evening, the company revealed that the lander was lying on its side after arriving a little faster than expected, likely catching its foot on the surface as it landed. Fortunately, Odysseus is positioned in such a … Read more

The Odysseus spacecraft has become the first US spacecraft to land on the moon in 50 years

The Odysseus spacecraft manufactured by Houston-based Intuitive Machines has successfully landed on the surface of the Moon. It is the first time a spacecraft from a private company has landed on the lunar surface, and it is the first U.S.-made craft to reach the Moon since the Apollo missions. Ulysses carried NASA instruments, which the … Read more

A satellite designed to inspect space junk just made it to orbit

Astroscale's ADRAS-J spacecraft, a demonstration satellite that could inform future space debris cleanup efforts, is now in orbit after a successful launch from New Zealand on Sunday. The satellite was sent into space atop a Rocket Lab Electron rocket. Its mission, selected by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) for Phase I of the Commercial Debris … Read more

Intuitive Machines’ moon lander sent home its first images and they’re breathtaking

Intuitive Machines' lunar lander is well on its way to the Moon after its smooth launch on Thursday, but it managed to snap some incredible images of Earth while still close to home. The company shared the first batch of images from the IM-1 mission on X today after confirming in a previous article that … Read more

NASA is looking for volunteers to live in its Mars simulation for a year

If extreme challenges are your cup of tea, has the perfect opportunity for you. The space agency launched a call on Friday for volunteers to participate in its second simulated year-long mission to Mars, the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA 2). For the duration of the mission, which will begin in spring 2025, … Read more

Intuitive Machines’ lunar lander begins its multi-day journey to the moon

Odysseus from Intuitive Machines has started heading towards the moon and could go down in history as first privately built lander land on the lunar surface. The lander was carried to space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a booster that had already completed 17 flights before this one and could even fly again … Read more

SpaceX moves its legal home to Texas from Delaware

Elon Musk has begun moving his businesses out of Delaware, following a state judge's ruling invalidate his $56 billion Tesla pay package. In a post on X, Musk announced that SpaceX had moved its headquarters from Delaware to Texas, along with a copy of the conversion certificate he received from the Texas Secretary of State. … Read more

Intuitive Machines is taking its shot at nailing the first commercial moon landing

Houston-based space company Intuitive Machines is preparing for a real shot at the moon later this month, when it will attempt to land a spacecraft named Odysseus on the lunar surface — ideally without it breaking apart in the process. The mission follows Astrobotic's failed attempt in January; that company's lander, Peregrine, never arrived on … Read more

The European Space Agency will test 3D printing metal on the ISS

The first metal 3D printer used in space is to the International Space Station. The Cygnus NG-20 resupply mission, which carries the 180 kg (397 lb) printer, was launched on Tuesday and is expected to arrive in SSI THURSDAY. Astronaut Andreas Mogensen will install the printer, which developed for the . The machine will then … Read more