The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.”
Launch of long-delayed navigation satellite halted due to strong upper-level winds and next launch attempt would be on Sunday, officials of Elon Musk's company say.
Virgin Galactic aims to take paying customers on the six-passenger rocket, with company founder Richard Branson saying there will be more test flights and if all goes well he will take a ride before the public gets its chance.
The world's most expensive space project celebrates its 20th anniversary on Tuesday.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger of Elon Musk's SpaceX which is scheduled for blastoff in 2023.
On reaching space in SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace plans to orbit its lunar lander around the moon and, in its second mission, land two rovers on the moon's surface.
Scientists say have spotted what they say appears to be a large salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life.
The rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station.
Tiangong 1, China's first space station, is believed to have largely burned up on re-entry to Earth amid fears the space laboratory is out of control and large pieces may fall down in unknown locations.
Chinese officials say the spacecraft will enter Earth's atmosphere on Monday, but it is unlikely large parts of it will reach ground.
The star will be the brightest object in the night sky and remind people of their precarious place in a vast universe, says the founder of the company that launched the glinting sphere into orbit.
Researchers believe the ice formed relatively recently because the sites appear smooth on the surface and there are no signs of craters that would be formed by celestial debris smashing into the planet over time.
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