Technology

April 9, 2016

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform

The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully landed a resusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed. Mission controllers cheered as the Falcon […]
April 8, 2016

SPACEX IS READY TO TRY ANOTHER DRONESHIP LANDING

SpaceX has a pretty good track record when it comes to launching stuff into into space (an explosion last summer notwithstanding). It’s less good at landing those rockets […]
April 4, 2016

The First Lunar Orbiter Was Programmed to Sing Communist Anthems from the Moon

On April 3, 1966—50 years ago today—the Soviet Luna 10 satellite became the Moon’s very first orbiter. Following close on the heels of Luna 9, the first […]
April 4, 2016

Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, […]
April 3, 2016

Blue Origin flies New Shepard on suborbital test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully flew its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for the third time in four and a half months April 2 as the company […]
April 2, 2016

AMAZON CEO'S SPACE COMPANY WILL LAUNCH REUSABLE ROCKET TOMORROW

BLUE ORIGIN WILL SEND UP ITS NEW SHEPARD ROCKET FOR THE THIRD TIME Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has a separate company called Blue […]
March 31, 2016

SETI EXPANDS SEARCH FOR LIFE TO 20,000 NEW STAR SYSTEMS

The SETI Institute just expanded its Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to 20,000 new star systems, listening for radio signals produced by any intelligent life that might […]
March 31, 2016

JAXA believes still possible to recover Hitomi

WASHINGTON — A senior official with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said March 29 that he still believed it was possible to restore control of […]
March 29, 2016

Japanese astronomy satellite malfunctions, generates debris

WASHINGTON — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to restore communications with a new astronomy satellite that malfunctioned March 26, generating debris. In a […]