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Past articles by George:

A Methane Rocket Could Reach Orbit for the First Time This Week

China’s Landspace is targeting Wednesday for the second launch of its Zhuque-2 rocket. Should it reach orbit, it’ll be the first methane rocket to do so. → Read More

Upcoming Orbital Test Could Enable Tracking of Super Tiny Space Debris

It’s currently impossible to track space debris smaller than a fingernail, but a pending in-space demonstration is a step in the right direction. → Read More

Musk’s Megarocket Requires ‘Well Over a Thousand’ Tweaks Ahead of Second Launch

Among the many upgrades is a dramatic overhaul of the stage separation process for the revolutionary SpaceX rocket. → Read More

Time-Lapse Shows First-Ever Livestream From Mars

Rain in Spain caused a disruption during last week's transmission, in which Europe's Mars Express Orbiter beamed images to Earth in rapid succession. → Read More

NASA Safety Panel Questions Boeing Starliner’s Readiness for Crewed Demo

The safety panel is recommending an independent review of Boeing’s Starliner program, saying a 'number of open risks' remain ahead of crewed test. → Read More

Earth Will Receive an 'Alien' Transmission From Mars This Week

Called A Sign in Space, the scientific art experiment invites the public to help decode the signal, which is meant to emulate a message from extraterrestrials. → Read More

NASA Picks Blue Origin to Build Second Moon Lander for Artemis Missions

Under the $3.4 billion contract, the Blue Origin-led team will design, develop, and test the crewed lander, dubbed Blue Moon. → Read More

Student-Built Rocket Flies Higher Than a Commercial Airliner, Breaking Records

It’s now the highest undergraduate-built liquid-fueled rocket ever flown, climbing 9 miles high at speeds reaching Mach 1.5. → Read More

Republican Senators Challenge NASA on ‘Woke’ Policies Related to Climate and Diversity

At a recently held budget hearing, Senators Ted Cruz and Eric Schmitt warned that the space agency is becoming too politicized. → Read More

Unistellar's New Smart Telescope Turns Anyone Into a Backyard Astrophotographer

The telescope makes it possible for amateurs to capture fantastic views of space, but experienced star gazers will also enjoy its rich feature set. → Read More

This Week in Spaceflight: Axiom’s Second Private ISS Mission and the First Arab Woman in Orbit

The coming week will also see the continued growth of several satellite constellations and the winners of NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge. → Read More

Shock to the System: Stuck Antenna on Jupiter Probe Finally Unfurls After Clever Fix

JUICE’s 52-foot-long antenna is now at full length, but it required some serious coaxing—and a big jolt—to get the job done. → Read More

There's a New Plan to Relocate Hubble Space Telescope and Extend Its Lifespan

NASA asked commercial providers to find a way to boost Hubble’s orbit, and now Momentus Space and Astroscale have offered a solution. → Read More

Two Private Astronaut Crews Will Head to Space This Month

Axiom Space and Virgin Galactic are hoping to launch astronauts to space in late May, but these companies have very different missions in mind. → Read More

Experimental ‘Space Tug’ Raises Orbit With Water-Based Engine

Momentus Space says the recent demonstration sets it on the path to fully operational missions. → Read More

Milestone SpaceX Launch Raises Starlink Constellation to Over 4,000 Satellites

A total of 4,023 Starlink satellites are now in low Earth orbit, as SpaceX continues to build its record-setting constellation at a rapid pace. → Read More

Wild SpaceX Video Shows Hottest Reentry Yet of Reusable Rocket Fairing

The dramatic footage shows a Falcon Heavy fairing blazing through the atmosphere at speeds reaching Mach 15. → Read More

Did NASA Forget How to Put People on the Moon?

NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the lunar surface is moving at a snail’s pace. Here’s why. → Read More

This Week in Spaceflight: Spacewalks and Spacecraft Shuffling at the ISS

We’ll also be watching the launch of NASA’s hurricane-sniffing TROPICS satellites. → Read More

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts First Fully Expendable Falcon Heavy Mission After Delay [Update]

Yesterday’s launch was canceled due to severe weather, but SpaceX is ready to give it another go on Friday. → Read More