Discovery

May 6, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is returning to Earth today (May 5) with more than 2 tons of NASA gear from the International Space Station. The capsule’s splashdown […]
May 5, 2018

NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars

Lander will be tracked by mini satellites before it begins probing red planet’s ‘inner space’ NASA has launched a spacecraft to land on Mars and explore […]
May 4, 2018

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast. On Saturday, NASA plans to launch a robot designed to peek into the […]
May 3, 2018

What its like to live in Nasa’s new spacecraft

In 1959, when Nasa’s original seven astronauts first saw their tiny single-man Mercury space capsule, they weren’t impressed. It appeared to have no windows and few […]
May 2, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft may not become operational until 2020

“The contractors have had difficulty executing aggressive schedules.” A new report provides some insight into the challenges that SpaceX and Boeing are facing when it comes […]
May 1, 2018

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won’t change the mission’s launch date, agency officials said. […]
April 30, 2018

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Blue Origin has not released a price for the spaceflight experience. Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from […]
April 29, 2018

Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket

Blue Origin plans to launch its reusable, suborbital rocket New Shepard, carrying a space capsule equipped with a dummy and a handful of scientific experiments, to […]
April 28, 2018

How NASA Prevents Outbreaks in Space

Space travel has once again captured the imagination of the public. With recent stunts like Elon Musk launching a rocket with a Tesla Roadster attached to […]