Sebastien Clarke

September 19, 2013

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a four-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring, […]
September 19, 2013

The Launch of Cygnus!

Orbital Sciences Corporation‘s Cygnus cargo craft launched aboard the company’s Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus […]
September 18, 2013

Private Cygnus spacecraft makes first launch to ISS

An unmanned Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Virginia on Wednesday, sending a new cargo capsule to the International Space Station. The […]
September 17, 2013

A blue dot in a cosmic ocean

Radio signal from Nasa’s Voyager 1 as it travels outside our solar system is seen from Earth for the first time Voyager 1 was launched in […]
September 16, 2013

Updated Launch Date, Orbital Sciences

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will postpone by at least 24 hours the launch of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission […]
September 16, 2013

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes’ secrets

WALLOPS ISLAND, United States: A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency’s newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim […]
September 16, 2013

Turns Out Deep Space Makes The Creepiest Sound

In space, no one can hear you scream. But oh, you’ll be screaming, because it sounds like it’s populated by plasma demons. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, […]
September 15, 2013

ORBITAL ROLLS OUT ANTARES ROCKET

ORBITAL ROLLS OUT ANTARES ROCKET TO WALLOPS LAUNCH PAD FOR COTS DEMONSTRATION MISSION TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION — Launch of Company’s First Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Aboard […]
September 14, 2013

Voyager 1 Really Is In Interstellar Space: How NASA Knows

This artist’s concept (above) puts solar system distances in perspective. The scale bar is in astronomical units, with each set distance beyond 1 AU representing 10 […]