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February 4, 2018

SpaceX receives launch license for first Falcon Heavy launch

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license for the inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, scheduled for Feb. 6. The license by the […]
February 3, 2018

Cosmonauts Break Russian Spacewalk Record During Space Station Antenna Repair

Two cosmonauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Stationtoday (Feb. 2) to tackle a long-awaited upgrade to the communications system on the Russian side of the […]
February 2, 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) today (Feb. 2), and you can watch the entire 6.5-hour excursion live online. Expedition […]
February 1, 2018

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not to land the booster after takeoff and instead dispensed […]
January 31, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope finally takes shape

Last January, at the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in suburban Dallas, astronomers were growing increasingly excited about the progress the James Webb […]
January 30, 2018

Former astronaut nominated to run U.S. Geological Survey

WASHINGTON – The White House announced Jan. 26 that it will nominate former NASA astronaut James Reilly to be the next director of the U.S. Geological […]
January 29, 2018

NASA Postpones Spacewalk at Space Station to Mid-February

NASA officials on Saturday (Jan. 27) postponed a planned spacewalk at the International Space Station this week after developing a software patch for a glitch that two astronauts […]
January 28, 2018

Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6

Elon Musk’s unbelievable plan to use his own Tesla Roadster as the demonstration payload for the inaugural test launch of SpaceX’s new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is […]
January 27, 2018

NASA’s GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Better understanding of Earth’s thermosphere will help researchers protect satellites and astronauts. NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) launched yesterday, and researchers hope it […]