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July 25, 2018

SpaceX Launch Lands Rocket in Harshest Conditions to Date and Attempts to Catch Fairing

SpaceX launched 10 Iridium satellites today (July 25) in the seventh and penultimate launch required to complete the communications company’s new constellation. The Falcon 9 rocket […]
July 24, 2018

Mysterious Substance and ‘Devilry’ Blamed for 3-Hour ‘Solar Eclipse’ in Russia

For the Russian republic of Yakutia (also called Sakha) — a chunk of Siberia that’s home to the coldest cities in the world — July is a welcome […]
July 23, 2018

NASA launches year-long celebration of moon landing but Buzz Aldrin missing amid controversy

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even […]
July 22, 2018

SpaceX delivers for Telesat with successful early morning launch

An upgraded model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket fired into orbit early Sunday from Florida’s Space Coast, hoisting a record-setting 7.8-ton (nearly 7.1-metric ton) communications satellite […]
July 21, 2018

NASA probe designed to ‘touch the sun’ set to launch in early August

A specialized probe 60 years in the making will soon be launching into space on a mission to “touch” our sun for the very first time. […]
July 20, 2018

Take a Virtual Walk on the Moon in New York City!

NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Neil Armstrong took his first “small step” on the lunar surface, Samsung has brought his “giant leap for mankind” down […]
July 19, 2018

Blue Origin successfully tests escape system in latest New Shepard launch

FARNBOROUGH, England — Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. The […]
July 18, 2018

Aston Martin takes to the skies with first aircraft concept

Aston Martin aims to bring luxury private transport to the sky with its Volante Vision Concept aircraft – a flying autonomous, hybrid-electric vehicle that can take off vertically. This is the first […]
July 17, 2018

MIT’s ‘Orbit Weaver’ Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless. It’s easy […]