Two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
SpaceX has launched nearly 100,000 pounds of goods to the International Space Station and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012.
Europe and NASA’s Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun’s elusive poles.
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.
His Starlink fleet now numbering 180, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk plans to ultimately launch thousands of these compact flat-panel satellites to provide global internet service.
The prime mission objective of Apollo 11 is stated simply: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return."
In addition to the planetarium features being shown this fall, Bays Mountain Park is also announcing its solar viewing program and StarWatch events for this fall. These family-friendly events are free to the public and held throughout the months of October and November.
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fire its main rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed of 150,000 mph and slip into orbit around Jupiter.
Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars. Now instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have yielded what researchers said is the strongest evidence yet that water in liquid form trickles down certain Martian slopes.