No private company has ever achieved what SpaceIL is trying to do. It has been 48 days since the Beresheet spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket and began a spiraling series of orbits to raise itself toward the Moon. Last week, the … Continue reading A private spacecraft from Israel will attempt a Moon landing Thursday
SpaceX will attempt to pull off the world’s first successful triple rocket landing during the company’s first commercial Falcon Heavy flight mission today (April 10), and you can watch it all live online. The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful … Continue reading Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Today!
This is the first-ever image released of a black hole. The picture was unveiled at simultaneous press conferences across the world on Wednesday, including one in Europe that you can watch in the video player, below. What is a black … Continue reading First Image of a Black Hole
White dwarfs are weird objects. These dense cores of dead stars pack as much mass as the Sun into a body about the size of Earth. They’re left behind when a small- to mid-sized star ends its life by ballooning into … Continue reading A Planet’s Core and a Dead Star Give Us a Glimpse of Earth’s Future
Only four men alive today have walked on the moon. Last month, three of them got together in the same room. NASA’s Apollo program ran 17 missions, which are best known for putting the first people on the moon in … Continue reading 8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show
The International Space Station (ISS) is about to take delivery of a couple of robotic “bees” that will help take care of routine chores and also participate in experiments conducted by controllers on the ground. Dubbed “Astrobee,” the compact, cube-shaped … Continue reading Robotic bees are set to invade the International Space Station
NASA is calling India’s destruction of a satellite last week a “terrible, terrible thing” and says the space debris created by the explosion should be considered a threat to the International Space Station and the astronauts on board. India intentionally destroyed … Continue reading NASA is calling India’s destruction of a satellite last week a “terrible, terrible thing”