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Verge Science is here to bring you the most up-to-date space news and analysis, whether it’s about the latest findings from NASA or comprehensive coverage of the next SpaceX rocket launch to the International Space Station. We’ll take you inside the discoveries of new exoplanets, space weather, space policy, and the booming commercial space industry.

Stunning images show NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft stirring up rocks on an asteroid

Three astronauts are returning home after waiting out most of the pandemic in space

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully taps an asteroid in attempt to grab a sample

Watch as NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission attempts to grab a sample from an asteroid

A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

OSIRIS-REx is about to perform its signature feat

A spacecraft is about to slingshot around Venus, putting it on course for Mercury

First scientist slated to fly to space on Virgin Galactic’s suborbital tourist rocket

NASA astronaut launches on Russian rocket as US transitions to private spacecraft

US and seven other countries sign NASA’s Artemis Accords to set rules for exploring the Moon

Blue Origin launches and lands a New Shepard rocket on its seventh trip to space

Earth’s next mini-moon might be space junk from the 1960s

Head of Russian space program calls for more international cooperation in NASA’s Moon plans

Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission delayed until November

Boeing astronaut withdraws himself from first crewed test flight of passenger spacecraft

SpaceX receives contract to build missile tracking satellites for the Defense Department

SpaceX aborts launch of updated GPS satellite just before takeoff

NASA is about to launch an upgraded microgravity toilet to the International Space Station

Once again, ULA delays launch of its rocket carrying classified spy satellite

Four American astronauts plan to vote from space this year

SpaceX’s internet-from-space Starlink system helping first responders fight fires in Washington

Watch ULA’s most powerful rocket launch a classified spy satellite

The ISS just avoided a ‘piece of unknown space debris’

Production company aims to film space reality TV show, with the winner flying to orbit

What the future of Venus exploration could look like following major discovery

The first commercial airlock is heading to the International Space Station later this year

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Discovery of noxious gas on Venus could be a sign of life

Something strange is happening on the blistering planet

Astra’s first attempt to reach orbit ends early after rocket fails mid-flight

NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from private companies

China celebrates safe landing of secretive spacecraft as ‘important breakthrough’

Trump administration issues directive aimed at enhancing cybersecurity in space

China just launched a ‘reusable test spacecraft’ — possibly a spaceplane

Rocket Lab secretly launched its own company-made satellite on latest flight