We owe our current digital age to the 1960s Space Race. What will today’s Space Race herald for the future? This summer, on July 20, we will mark the golden anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing, and we’ll do so … Continue reading Why the Moon landing matters, 50 years later
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!
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
Over the last half century, spacecraft have visited every planet and their major moons, as well as two dwarf planetsand more than a dozen asteroids and comets. Thanks to high-res images, we know these worlds intimately and can appreciate what makes each of them unique. These … Continue reading Meet Chesley Bonestell, The Most Important Space Artist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
“Starship needs to be ready to fly again immediately after landing.” For months in south Texas, SpaceX employees have been assembling a test version of the upper stage for its next-generation launch system. This prototype “Starship” is far from space-worthy, … Continue reading SpaceX to begin testing its Starship spacecraft this week
NASA has selected nine teams to study untouched moon samples brought back to Earth by the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions, which have been locked away in storage for the past 50 years. The teams have been handed a … Continue reading NASA to open untouched moon samples for 1st time since Apollo missions (VIDEO)