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Vice President Pence at lectern (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Vice President Pence: Time for a U.S. Space Force

Vice President Pence championed the creation of a U.S. Space Force — a new branch of the U.S. military — to protect global communication, navigation and other systems.
Astronaut in flight suit climbing out of capsule in large building (SpaceX/NASA)

Meet the astronauts launching a new era of U.S. spaceflight

NASA selected the astronauts for the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American soil since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011.
Rocket launching (NASA/Allison Stancil)

NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

15-year-old Gavin Vasandani is launching a 40-millimeter science experiment into space this September. Find out how students like him can launch projects with the help of NASA.
Astronaut in space (NASA)

Record-breaking spacewalker Peggy Whitson retires at 58

The world's most experienced spacewoman has retired after spending more time in orbit than any other American astronaut.
Model rocket with President Trump gesturing behind it (© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Companies turn to space with help from the U.S.

President Trump has signed a directive aimed at streamlining regulations on commercial use of space. What does this mean for private space companies?
Rocket ship taking off (© SpaceX)

3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.
Woman in space capsule (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

Legacy of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, lives on

The U.S. will dedicate a new U.S. postage stamp for the late Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, who continues to inspire generations of young women.
Woman in spacecraft simulator (© Amir Cohen/Reuters)

U.S., Israel protect astronauts from space radiation

An Israel-based company created a vest that astronauts could wear on a mission to Mars. These unique garments are designed to protect internal organs from radiation.
Woman standing in front of space capsule (© Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?