Rocket launch

May 2, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft may not become operational until 2020

“The contractors have had difficulty executing aggressive schedules.” A new report provides some insight into the challenges that SpaceX and Boeing are facing when it comes […]
February 11, 2018

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years. That is the conclusion of new Belfast […]
January 20, 2017

SpaceX Snaps Picture-Perfect Photo of Its Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and the company managed to capture the remarkable […]
April 14, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch ignites dream of reusable rocket

To the SpaceX engineers behind this afternoon’s test launch, which was delayed by the weather, recycling really is a matter of rocket science. Railroads don’t scrap […]
August 27, 2013

Japan aborts Epsilon rocket launch seconds before lift-off

Japan suspended the launch of its next-generation solid-fuel rocket just seconds before lift-off after engineers discovered a technical glitch, the space agency says. Japan Aerospace Exploration […]