Technology

January 19, 2016

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over the weekend,  astronaut Scott Kelly showed off zinnia flowers he’d grown and coaxed back to health on board […]
January 19, 2016

'Tipped over': Why SpaceX rocket exploded on ocean barge touchdown

LOS ANGELES – After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a SpaceX rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling […]
January 18, 2016

Spacewalk Terminated To Save Astronaut From Possibility of Drowning

Astronauts Tim Kopra (NASA) and Tim Peake (ESA) prematurely ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday afternoon after Kopra reported a small water […]
January 18, 2016

Moment SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashes and explodes during landing

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Sunday, successfully sending NASA’s Jason-3 ocean-measuring satellite into orbit, but failed a return landing on a drone platform […]
January 17, 2016

SpaceX rocket damaged as it attempts ocean landing

SpaceX said that its rocket appeared to have broken a landing leg as it came down hard during an attempt to make world-first landing on a […]
January 17, 2016

NASA's Not Ready to Go to Mars, Panel Finds

The new annual report from the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an external advisory group that makes safety recommendations for NASA, strongly questions whether the space […]
January 17, 2016

Watch here as spacex attempts to make history by landing its rocket on a drone ship

The weather looks good for Sunday’s SpaceX launch. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will will carry an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, then attempt to land on […]
January 16, 2016

Tim Peake tweets spacewalk selfie

UK astronaut Tim Peake described his first walk in space as “exhilarating”, as he posted photos – including a selfie – of the feat on Twitter. […]
January 16, 2016

Moon village is best way to replace International Space Station: ESA head

FRANKFURT – Think a village on the moon sounds like science fiction? – It could be a reality by 2030, if the head of the European […]