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August 28, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper rocket prototype takes giant leap for Elon Musk

A very early version of Elon Musk’s Mars Starship blasts to new heights. After a few false starts, the prototype of Elon Musk’s Mars rocket made a spectacular […]
August 27, 2019

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise’s Life Scanner

Spiral light reveals living creatures. When the crewmembers of the starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do […]
August 26, 2019

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

Nearly 719 days of orbital spaceflight and counting. The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane just broke its spaceflight-duration record. At 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) today (Aug. […]
August 25, 2019

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

A spacecraft carrying Russia’s humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported. Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, is a […]
August 24, 2019

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Nasa is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in what […]
August 23, 2019

The last single-stick Delta rocket launched Thursday, and it put on a show

On Thursday morning, United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Medium rocket took flight for the final time. Beneath clear blue skies at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]
August 22, 2019

Pence says US rocket companies will put astronauts in space this year. US rocket companies aren’t so sure.

Rocket engineering turns out to be even harder than rocket science. With all the glory of the Apollo lunar landings, it can be easy to forget […]
August 21, 2019

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa says. The […]
August 20, 2019

SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun

The deep-space duo have come full circle. Starman and his deep-space ride have completed their first lap around the sun. The spacesuit-clad mannequin, who sits behind […]