6 things to know about the first space shuttle flight

Back on April 12, 1981, the space shuttle roared to life for the first time. Columbia lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying two astronauts – a moonwalker, John Young, and a rookie, Bob Crippen.

US, Japan announce joint venture for Moon exploration

The pressurized rover will be in addition to one in development by U.S. companies that is expected to be in operation by 2030. The last lunar vehicle to be used on the Moon happened during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

Delta IV Heavy rocket successfully launches for final time from Florida

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket successfully launched the NROL-70 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for the final time on Tuesday afternoon. The rocket launched at 12:53 p.m. from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Central Florida.