Minutes after launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX was livestreaming footage from the Tesla Roadster it released into space.
SpaceX's advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
What will China discover on the far side of the moon?
China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
President George H. Bush promotes space exploration during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1989. Behind the president are, from left: former astronaut Mike Collins, NASA Administrator Richard Truly, former astronaut Neil Armstrong, Vice President Dan Quayle and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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George H.W. Bush's achievements in space are often overlooked but have significantly contributed to America's current space program.
Crowds watch as the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
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The United States already has a space agency: NASA. So why do we need a Space Force, and what would it do? Could a Space Force strain diplomatic relationships, reigniting the race to militarize space?