Pence speech Huntsville
NASA illustration of the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. Credit: NASA
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaks after accepting the military space Government Leader of the Year award at the 2nd Annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation on Dec. 3 in Washington. Credit: Lisa Nipp for SpaceNews
Demo-1 splashdown
WorldView Legion Maxar SSL
Arianespace Soyuz OneWeb F6
Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office speaks Aug. 6 during a panel on "Creating a More Resilient Space Architecture" during the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews).
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the NROL-76 payload for the NRO - sits on the launch pad April 29 at Launch Complex 39A. The rocket will have to wait at least 24 hours for liftoff after SpaceX scrubbed the launch planned for April 30 due to an issue with a first-stage sensor. Credit: SpaceX
SSL satellite servicing concept
New Shepard liftoff
After much tinkering, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has at last finished the cryogenic cooler that will keep JWST's Mid-Infrared Instrument at its frosty-cool operating temperature of minus 270 Celsius. Credit: NASA artist's concept
SpaceX headquarters building
A render of the Chang'e-4 rover on the lunar surface, released Aug. 15, 2018 (Credit: CASC)
SS2 ignition
Launch of the Long March 3B rocket carrying Chang'e-4 at 18:23 UTC Dec. 7. Credit: CASC
InSight after landing

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