The Trump administration has already moved aggressively in a number of areas, such as tax policy, health care, immigration and environmental regulation. But it hasn't done a lot regarding space science and exploration.
SpaceX is preparing to launch a classified spacecraft into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office, breaking United Launch Alliance's 10-year monopoly on launching U.S. military and national security satellites.
The countdown has begun for the launch of Lego's Saturn V moon rocket. Lego rolled out its first photos and filed its "launch plan" for the "NASA Apollo Saturn V" model set to be released on June 1. The set is based on a fan submission on Lego Ideas.
Just as a total solar eclipse will change the skies over the continental United States on Aug. 21, a newly released U.S. stamp will change when pressed with a finger — a photo of the moon materializing over the blotted-out sun.
On this day in 1961, NASA's Little Joe 5B rocket blasted off from Wallops Island in Virginia. The uncrewed mission tested the launch escape system for the Project Mercury space capsules, which carried the first American astronauts into space.