Most distant world ever explored gets a new name: Arrokoth

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.

SpaceX launches second round of internet satellites

After a quiet few months at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched a second round of satellites for its global internet network this morning. Sixty tightly-packed Starlink satellites blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on time at 9:56 a.m.

3-2-1-Cookoff! Astronauts to bake cookies with new space oven

The next delivery of supplies for the International Space Station -- scheduled for liftoff this weekend -- includes the Zero G Oven. Chocolate chip cookie dough is already up there, waiting to pop into this small electric oven designed for zero gravity.

Space station's 2 women prep for first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk. All four men aboard the International Space Station will remain inside, as Koch and Meir go out to replace a broken battery charger.