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November 11, 2018

Rocket Lab performs first commercial launch

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. The Electron lifted off […]
November 10, 2018

Billionaire Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — Government agencies may not have a monopoly on life-hunting space missions for much longer. Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for […]
November 9, 2018

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for highest priority science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower […]
November 8, 2018

The Final Frontier of Human Disease: Vaccine Research in Space

Often when the world gets excited about the science conducted in space, it revolves around a few big ideas. Finding water on other earth-like planets, evidence […]
November 7, 2018

Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections

A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth. There’s […]
November 6, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Made Its First Close Pass by the Sun!

One of humanity’s newest spacecraft faced a harrowing test late Monday night (Nov. 5), darting just 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the surface of […]
November 5, 2018

A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms

There’s a new kind of ice. It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy […]
November 4, 2018

Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

SpaceX’s Starman and cherry red Tesla Roadster have traveled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by the aerospace manufacturer’s CEO Elon […]
November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]