Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn is a writer covering space, artificial intelligence, and consumer technology. He's written for The New York Times, Popular Science, OneZero, and Quartz.

Inspiring stuff

SpaceX Inspiration4: Launch date, crew, and future plans for the iconic journey

Why four people are headed to low-Earth orbit in September.

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Hubble in trouble

NASA’s Hubble telescope fiasco gives China a huge opportunity

NASA is no closer to figuring out what went wrong earlier in June.


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope woes reveal an even bigger flaw

The 30-year-old telescope is ailing — and with it goes some unique capabilities.


SpaceX: Space Force partnership kicks off a new chapter for the Falcon 9

By using a reusable booster, the newest branch of the military signals openness to this cornerstone of Elon Musk's rocketry company.

hot hot hot

NASA is going back to Venus after 30 years for an apocalyptic reason

Two missions will study the hellish planet to piece together its climate past, look for volcanoes, and see if it was ever habitable.

Failure to launch

Webb Telescope launch date delayed: Everything you need to know

Will the James Webb Space Telescope still make it into orbit this year?


China's ambitious Tiangong space station: The complete guide

Blast off

How much is a ticket on Blue Origin? Jeff Bezos reveals new details

Let the bidding begin...


Boeing Starliner: Timeline, testing, and specs for SpaceX competitor

Boeing’s passenger capsule is progressing with an eye on sending astronauts to the ISS.

Blast off

SpaceX Starship just took a huge new step towards its galactic destination

The FAA approved Elon Musk’s SpaceX to conduct three more Starship tests. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

Space race

SpaceX vs. Blue Origin: How Elon Musk beat Jeff Bezos to the moon

Here’s what NASA’s Artemis contract means for two of the biggest players in the private space race.

Think smaller

SpaceX Crew-2: One NASA experiment could redefine how we explore deep space

A new experiment in solar sail technology will take flight thanks to the SpaceX Crew-2 mission.

Emergency Hibernation

NASA’s InSight crisis reveals the most difficult part of exploring Mars

NASA has a long history of underpromising and overdelivering. But sometimes, space robots go wrong.

Blast off 🚀

SpaceX Crew-2 launch date, astronauts, and return for the NASA ISS mission

Here’s everything you need to know.


Blue Origin test flight livestream, launch site, start time for mission NS-15

Blue Origin is about to take a major step towards actual space tourism. Here’s what you need to know.