July 26, 2019

 Photo: Richard Angle

Last night at 6:01 PM EST SpaceX successfully launched the 18th resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. After two reschedules, a Dragon capsule on board a Falcon 9 rocket was finally able to launch. In two days the capsule wil...

July 23, 2019

On July 24th, SpaceX is sending up the Cargo Dragon on board a Falcon 9 rocket for the 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. On board this mission are not only necessary supplies for the astronauts, but supplies for them to continue living...

July 15, 2019

As most may remember - On April 20th, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft exploded at their landing zones during the abort motor testing of the recently-recovered spacecraft from the DM-1 mission. This was meant to do tests of the abort system after recovery ahead of using...

July 14, 2019

Image credit: ISRO

India is on the precipice of it’s most ambitious lunar mission yet. On July 14th, the Chandrayaan-2 Lunar exploration mission will commence, lifting off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India. The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO...

July 11, 2019

At 9:53pm ET, Arianespace launched their Vega rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates, named FalconEye1. It launched successfully from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, and had performed nominally up until first stage...

July 5, 2019

Credit: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd 

Six of the 24 payloads that launched on Falcon Heavy last week were the constellation of COSMIC-2 microsatellites by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Space Organization (NSPO). Built on the...

July 4, 2019

Photo: The Planetary Society 

“Well there’s just a tremendously exciting prospect called solar sailing. And this is a very crude model.” With this introduction by famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan, Johnny Carson begins to clear off his desk to make room. Sagan pulls a lar...

July 3, 2019

 Photo: Ryan Bale

Big things are on the move at Kennedy Space Center...literally. Actually, only one “big thing” that weighs 10.5 million pounds and stands a total of 380 feet off the ground (according to NASA). 

NASA’s Mobile Launcher 1 (ML-1) was rolled out of the Vehi...

July 2, 2019

 Image credit: Richard Angle

This morning at 7am ET, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed a critical test for the future of the SLS program and returning humans to the Moon. Orion launched on top of a refurbished Peacekeeper ICBM first stage that was supplied by Northrop G...

July 1, 2019

 Photo: Nasa

NASA is developing a new type of fuel that would act as an environmentally friendly replacement for Hydrazine. This new fuel is safer to handle, easier to use, and lasts longer, allowing the spacecraft to remain operational for longer periods of time. This...

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