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!
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
“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
On Thursday afternoon the rocket engines under SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle briefly fired up, and after a few delays the company said on Twitter that it’s planning for a test flight in February. You can watch a video of the test … Continue reading SpaceX test firing sets path for Crew Dragon flight in February
Yesterday evening, China became the first nation to land a spacecraft gently on the far side of the Moon, according to China Global Television Network America. A Chinese robotic lander and rover, which launched from China in early December, descended into … Continue reading In a world first, China lands a spacecraft gently on the Moon’s far side
For the past two years, the spacecraft has been taking photos of Jupiter. Here are the best shots. On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter traveling at a blistering 130,000 mph. Its mission — to orbit the gas giant closer than … Continue reading The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos