Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]
And a view of Washington DC as seen from the ISS.
Laura Murray Cicco says that as a 10-year-old, she got a “glass vial with a rubber stopper full of light grey dust,” along with a signed note from the famed Apollo 11 astronaut. (credit: US District Court for the Federal District of Kansas) A woman who claims to own a small vial of lunar dust […]
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Good news, space fans: NASA has given the Juno spacecraft the time (and money) it needs to be able to accomplish its missions. The probe, which left our planet in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016, was supposed to wrap things up in February this year….
The space agency’s first launch from the US west coast went off successfully with an Atlas V rocket sending the lander and two cubesats toward Mars.
“This is a big day. We’re going back to Mars,” said one NASA official, presiding over this morning’s launch of the first Mars surface craft to lift off since 2011. CNN reports: The Atlas V 401 rocket also carried two suitcase-size spacecraft, designed to orbit Mars, as it blasted into the dark and cloudy sky, […]
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station in 2016. (credit: SpaceX) A new analysis finds that NASA will pay significantly more for commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station in the 2020s rather than enjoying cost savings from maturing systems. According to a report by […]
TESS launch Wednesday update: SpaceX had to scrub Monday’s launch attempt due to an unspecified issue with the Falcon 9 rocket’s guidance, navigation, and control system. However, after engineers with the California-based company looked at the rocket, it has been declared ready for flight. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51pm ET (22:51 UTC). Weather […]