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March 30, 2018

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a bunch of Iridium satellites

SpaceX is shooting for the stars again. This time Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company is reusing a Falcon 9 rocket to launch 10 Iridium telecommunications satellites from Vandenberg […]
March 29, 2018

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly burn up in the atmosphere when […]
March 28, 2018

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy and space exploration? Astronauts must work with whatever systems […]
March 27, 2018

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will likely fall back to Earth sometime during Easter […]
March 24, 2018

SpaceX launch last year punched huge, temporary hole in the ionosphere

Rocket launches act somewhat like a small volcano eruption. Contrary to popular belief, most of the time when a rocket launches, it does not go straight […]
March 21, 2018

NASA to Launch Parachute Test off Virginia Coast March 27

NASA will test a parachute for possible future missions to Mars from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, March 27. Live coverage of the […]
March 21, 2018

These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming SpaceX Dragon flight. The life sciences experiments on the next SpaceX […]
March 19, 2018

Deep-Space Radiation May Be Getting More Dangerous for Future Astronauts

“The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30 percent, showing that the […]
March 18, 2018

THE FIRST SPACEX BFR SHOULD MAKE ORBITAL LAUNCHES BY 2020

Elon Musk has a reputation for pushing the envelop and making bold declarations. In 2002, he founded SpaceX with the intention of making spaceflight affordable through […]