Science

May 4, 2016

SPACEX'S FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AGAIN ON THURSDAY MORNING

For the first time since its history-making takeoff and landing last month, SpaceX is launching again. On Thursday at 1:21 AM Eastern, the Falcon 9 is scheduled to […]
May 3, 2016

ALL THE HABITABLE PLANETS (OK, JUST THREE) ARE HANGING OUT AROUND THIS ULTRACOOL STAR

Ultracool stars are some of the hottest things in astronomy today. In a paper published today in Nature researchers announced that they had discovered not one, not two, but three […]
May 2, 2016

The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars

Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said […]
May 1, 2016

From zero to 100mph in 1.2 seconds, the SuperDraco thruster delivers

This week SpaceX announced plans to land a Dragon spacecraft on Mars by 2018. This would be a monumental achievement for NASA or any other national space agency, let alone […]
April 30, 2016

NASA Now Has New Options For Sampling Moon's Ancient Interior

Finding and sampling the Moon’s ancient interior mantle — one of the science drivers for sending robotic spacecraft and future NASA astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole Aitken […]
April 30, 2016

SEE SPACEX'S ROCKET LANDING ON A DRONE SHIP IN 360-DEGREE VIDEO

Remember earlier this month when SpaceX succeeded in landing its Falcon 9 rocket first-stage booster on a drone ship out in the Atlantic for the first time ever […]
April 29, 2016

Why You Should Take Elon Musk’s 2018 Mars Shot Seriously

The hardware is shaping up for a trip to the Red Planet—and soon NASA has some exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars is less than […]
April 29, 2016

A ROCKET LAUNCH IN 360-DEGREE VIDEO IS PHENOMENAL

United Launch Alliance (ULA), a private spacefaring company that’s a joint venture of aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed, has been having a rough time recently due […]
April 28, 2016

SpaceX announces plans for Dragon mission to Mars

WASHINGTON — SpaceX announced April 27 it plans to send an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to the surface of Mars as soon as 2018 on a technology […]