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January 28, 2018

Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6

Elon Musk’s unbelievable plan to use his own Tesla Roadster as the demonstration payload for the inaugural test launch of SpaceX’s new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is […]
January 27, 2018

NASA’s GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Better understanding of Earth’s thermosphere will help researchers protect satellites and astronauts. NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) launched yesterday, and researchers hope it […]
January 26, 2018

Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

WASHINGTON – The White House’s next budget request for NASA will likely include plans to end the agency’s operations of the International Space Station by the […]
January 25, 2018

Watch SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket pass an explosive milestone

We’ve been waiting for so long. SpaceX has managed to keep anticipation for its Falcon Heavy debut high since first announcing it back in 2011. Testing was […]
January 23, 2018

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

Update: NASA TV is back on the air this morning after the government shutdown was lifted last night. You can now watch the live webcast here, courtesy […]
January 22, 2018

Shutdown means SpaceX can’t test its Falcon Heavy rocket, creating further delays

The company needs Air Force support As long as the government shutdown continues, SpaceX won’t be able to test fire the company’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. […]
January 21, 2018

Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

WASHINGTON – Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. The […]
January 19, 2018

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions […]
January 18, 2018

Delays and safety concerns mar NASA’s plans to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft

SpaceX and Boeing still have a long road ahead to crewed flights NASA’s ambitious initiative to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft continues to suffer from schedule […]