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July 4, 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy fairing tries to enter hyperspace, lands in net in new videos

SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have released videos offering an extended look at the unexpectedly dramatic conditions Falcon payload fairings are subjected to during atmospheric reentry, […]
July 3, 2019

European Mars lander suffers parachute damage in test

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Development of a European-Russian Mars lander hit a setback when the spacecraft’s parachutes malfunctioned in a recent test, but project officials said they […]
July 2, 2019

Orion abort system passes in-flight abort test

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at […]
July 1, 2019

Upcoming test to demonstrate Orion’s launch abort system in flight

WASHINGTON — The next major milestone in the development of the spacecraft designed to take humans back to the moon will be a three-minute test flight […]
June 30, 2019

Lunar Robotic Mission Heracles Will Scout for Human Landings

NASA’s push to return humans to the moon will get a huge international helping hand. A mission named Heracles will use a robotic rover to survey the lunar […]
June 29, 2019

Only Surviving NASA Copy of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Heads to Auction

Three “faultless” videotapes from Apollo 11 mission, purchased for $217 at government surplus auction, has $1 million pre-auction estimate only surviving original recording of Neil Armstrong’s […]
June 28, 2019

NASA’s new mission to Titan is looking for life in all the right places

Saturn’s moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone. The next few decades could bring a cascade of discoveries on extraterrestrial life. NASA announced […]
June 27, 2019

How Is Science Education Evolving?

Within our public education system, the scientists and explorers of the future have numerous obstacles to overcome. An increasing emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, […]
June 26, 2019

NASA’s new plane will fly at supersonic speeds—without a windshield

Pilots will see what’s in front of them on a 4K screen. Here’s how it will all work. In 2021, if all goes according to plan, […]