Next in Space

What's coming up in space exploration

Heavy-lifters

2017

2017
First launch (demo) of the Falcon Heavy

2018

September 2018
First launch (uncrewed) of SLS and Orion (EM-1)

2019

Mid 2019
SpaceX starts testing the Interplanetary Transportation System's Booster
Before the end of the decade (2010s)
First flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket

2020

Early 2020
SpaceX starts orbital testing of the Interplanetary Transportation System

2021

August 2021
First crewed launch of SLS and Orion (EM-2)

2022

Late 2022
SpaceX starts flying the Interplanetary Transportation System to Mars

2030

2030
First launch of Long March 9