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April 14, 2016

DARPA experimental spaceplane program moves into next phase

PHOENIX — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving ahead to the next phase of an experimental reusable spaceplane program, but the agency’s expectation […]
April 13, 2016

Hawking backs interstellar travel project

Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation. They would travel trillions of miles; far further than […]
April 12, 2016

NASA troubleshoots Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away

NASA experienced a close call this weekend with its planet-seeking Kepler space telescope. On April 7th, during a scheduled contact, mission operations engineers discovered that Kepler […]
April 12, 2016

French astronaut: Yuri Gagarin’s exploit to remain in human memory forever

Michel Tognini was the third Frenchman to go into space after Jean-Lou Chretien and Patrick Baudry PARIS, April 12. /TASS/. The exploit of the world’s first […]
April 11, 2016

Nasa scrambles to save Kepler spacecraft from state of emergency

Spacecraft, which has detected almost 5,000 planets, remains in lowest operational mode to conserve fuel while Nasa assess issue that began last week Nasa was on […]
April 11, 2016

THIS IS THE DEFINING IMAGE OF THE COMMERCIAL SPACE AGE (SO FAR)

TWO PRIVATE SPACECRAFT ARE NOW ATTACHED TO THE SPACE STATION; MORE WILL FOLLOW See that? That’s an image of the International Space Station in orbit from […]
April 10, 2016

Kepler mission declares spacecraft emergency

PHOENIX — Spacecraft controllers are working to restore control of NASA’s Kepler astronomy spacecraft after it entered an “emergency mode,” disrupting science observations, the mission’s manager […]
April 10, 2016

WHY SPACEX'S ROCKET LANDING ON A DRONE SHIP IS A BIG DEAL

There couldn’t have been a more perfect launch than yesterday’s. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing, and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off […]
April 9, 2016

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform

The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully landed a resusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed. Mission controllers cheered as the Falcon […]