Saturday, September 19, 2020
SpaceX Launched Its Last Rocket of the Decade to the ISS

SpaceX Launched Its Last Rocket of the Decade to the ISS

On Thursday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida bound for the International Space Station. The brand-new rocket carried a previously flown Dragon capsule loaded...
Alien Hunters Need the Far Side of the Moon to Stay Quiet

Alien Hunters Need the Far Side of the Moon to Stay Quiet

China made history earlier this year when its Chang'e-4 lander became the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon. During the two-week lunar days, the lander...
Astro Teller on How to Handle Failure

Astro Teller on How to Handle Failure

Failure is always disappointing, but two things can help take the sting away: Dispassion and money. Lots of money. As the head of X, Alphabet's so-called moonshot factory, Astro Teller...
A Secret Space Plane Just Landed After a Record Stay in Orbit

A Secret Space Plane Just Landed After a Record Stay in Orbit

The old space shuttle landing facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center received an unusual visitor early Sunday morning when the Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane autonomously returned from orbit...
NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars

NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars

Just north of the Tennessee River near Huntsville, Alabama, there’s a six-story rocket test stand in a small clearing of loblolly pines. It’s here, in a secluded corner of NASA’s...
India’s Moon Landing May Be Doomed

India’s Moon Landing May Be Doomed

India has lost contact with its Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, which was scheduled to land near the lunar south pole on Friday. The landing proceeded as expected until the final braking...

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