Artemis 1: Why NASA postponed launch of first Moon mission in 50 years

A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final lift-off preparations led NASA to postpone the much-anticipated launch of its giant new Moon rocket on Monday. The next launch attempt will not take place until Friday (September 2) at the earliest. The rocket was set to blast off on a mission to propel an … Continue reading Artemis 1: Why NASA postponed launch of first Moon mission in 50 years

Japanese tycoon returns from space with ‘big dreams’

“Space now,” was what Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa wanted to tweet for years. He finally really did it, from the International Space Station. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa poses for photographers at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Maezawa has returned from space with hopes of new celestial investments. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) … Continue reading Japanese tycoon returns from space with ‘big dreams’

What happened to NASA’s Artemis Moon landing project?

NASA's Artemis mission to put astronauts back on the Moon by 2024 is running late and getting expensive, an assessment by the space agency's watchdog has found. Blue Origin's attempt to sue NASA was rejected by a judge earlier this monthTony Gutierrez/AP Photo A new report by NASA's inspector general (OIG) found that the agency was likely … Continue reading What happened to NASA’s Artemis Moon landing project?