NASA Makes Progress Toward Deep-space Travel

A NASA-Boeing partnership took its next steps toward deep-space exploration. Two commercial space flight companies reached new heights, and China says “foreign scientists” can inspect lunar samples it recently collected.  VOA’s Arash Arabasadi brings us the Week in Space.

Produced by: Arash Arabasadi

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Brazil Braces for Big Changes in its US Relations

Brazil Braces for Big Changes in its US Relations

Ideological shift at the White House on environmental and other issues has many in Brazil expecting changes that some are dreading and others are welcoming

UN, US Call for An End to Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region.

UN, US Call for An End to Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region.

Both the United States and the United Nations are calling for an immediate end to the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and for access to independent investigators, amid reports of ongoing atrocities against civilians. VOA’s Senior Diplomatic C...

US States Relax Restrictions, Health Officials Warn Against It.

US States Relax Restrictions, Health Officials Warn Against It.

Shopkeepers, restaurant owners and customers in those states have mixed reactions

US Senate Nears Vote on $1.9 Trillion Biden COVID Aid Package

US Senate Nears Vote on $1.9 Trillion Biden COVID Aid Package

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this weekend on a massive new round of coronavirus aid addressing the ongoing economic and health crises caused by the pandemic. VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson has more on the impact of that ...

SpaceX Takes Flight With and Without Success

SpaceX Takes Flight With and Without Success

Also, astronauts aboard the International Space Station this week built the bones for much-needed power upgrades