An illustration showing Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station

What's Next For Commercial Spaceflight After The Crew Dragon Launch?

SpaceX has at least one more mission and a good chunk of data to analyze before its capsules are ready for NASA astronauts.

  Spaceflight

1:13SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule is retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean
NASA

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Returns To Earth

1:28A waning crescent moon rises above the Wasatch Mountains by Salt Lake City, UT
NASA / Bill Dunford

Don't Have The Money To Fly Spacecraft To The Moon? Borrow Gravity

1:31Plants growing aboard the International Space Station
NASA

The Promise Of Space Gardening

1:17A composite image of the far side of the moon as captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
NASA

What We Can Learn From China's Unprecedented Far-Side Moon Landing

1:25A artist's rendering of New Horizons flying by 2014 MU69
NASA / Alex Parker

NASA Rang In The New Year With A Historic Flyby

1:20Concept art of OSIRIS-REx approaching the surface of asteroid Bennu
NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

How A NASA Probe Will Orbit An Asteroid With Almost No Gravity

1:29A photograph of Earth, taken during the Apollo 8 mission
Project Apollo Archive

How Apollo 8 Changed Spaceflight History In Only Four Months

1:16Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo
Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Successfully Tests Commercial Spacecraft

1:20An artist rendering of Juno above Jupiter
NASA / JPL-Caltech

As Juno Nears Middle of Jupiter Mission, NASA Shares Newest Findings

0:54NASA administrators address an audience
NASA

NASA Outsourcing Next Moon Landing To Private Company

1:21MarCO CubeSats over Mars
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Tiny CubeSats Sent Word Of InSight's Landing All The Way From Mars

0:54The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft
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Russian Soyuz Rocket Will Launch Again In December

0:52NASA's ADEPT system sits on a table
NASA Ames Research Center / Dominic Hart

NASA's New 'Umbrella' Could Help It Deliver Bigger Payloads

2:21Rover on Mars
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The Modern Space Race To Prepare For War Beyond Earth

1:26The Curiosity mission approaches Mars
NASA

For Future Astronauts, It's A Good Thing Mars Gets This Close

0:43Soyuz landing
NASA

3 Astronauts Back On Earth After 5 Months In Space

0:32SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Getty Images

SpaceX Scrubbed Its Launch At The Last Minute

1:40A coronal mass ejection
SOHO (ESA and NASA)

Why Experts Say We Should All Pay More Attention To Space Weather

0:43SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch
Getty Images

SpaceX May Not Be To Blame For Lost Spy Satellite After All

1:12Former NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon
NASA

A Tabloid's Claim That Buzz Aldrin Saw Aliens In Space Is Way Off

1:37A Tesla Roadster in Earth orbit
SpaceX

Those Pictures Of The Tesla In Space Might Have Been Illegal

1:24International Space Station
NASA

What Will Happen When The International Space Station Crashes

1:22A rendering of Tiangong-1 re-entering the atmosphere
The Aerospace Corporation

Why It's Hard To Know Where Or When China's Space Station Will Crash

1:33A crate of lunar samples
NASA

When's The Best Time For NASA To Open Its Last Lunar Samples?

0:58The International Space Station
NASA

Trump's Commercial Space Station Proposal Isn't A New One

1:34SpaceX's Dragon capsule entering Mars' atmosphere
SpaceX

After Falcon Heavy, What's Next For SpaceX?

1:08SpaceX's Falcon Heavy lifting off amid a dust cloud
Getty Images

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch Was Impressive Despite Years Of Delays

:37The International Space Station
NASA

Cosmonauts Put Antenna On Wrong During Record-Setting Space Walk

1:06Former Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov completes maintainance on the International Space Station
NASA

Russian Cosmonauts Will Take Tourists On Spacewalks For A Modest $100M

1:18The Humanity Star satellite sitting on the ground
Rocket Lab

The Humanity Star Is The Inspirational Satellite Nobody Asked For