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LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it's still orbiting Earth. It's a successful demonstration of the…

3 days ago

Spaceflight Stories Expected for 2020

The year 2020 is expected to be an exciting one for space exploration. Here are the top stories that are…

3 weeks ago

Starliner Launches But it Can’t Reach the Station

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule launched successfully, but a mishap prevented it from docking with the ISS. The ship is undamaged…

4 weeks ago

A Private Company in China Plans to Launch Reusable Rockets by 2021

A Chinese company is planning to launch a rocket with a reusable booster in 2021. The company is called i-Space,…

3 months ago

NASA Tests Autonomous Lunar Landing Technology

In anticipation of many Moon landings to come, NASA is testing an autonomous lunar landing system in the Mojave Desert…

4 months ago

The Light Sail is Working… It’s Working!

Good news from The Planetary Society: LightSail 2's solar sail is functioning as intended. After launching on June 25th, then…

6 months ago

Check Out This Super-Cool Quad Video of the Falcon Re-Entry. Two Sonic Booms!

Elon Musk has posted a four-panel video of the Falcon re-entry on his Twitter feed and it's driving even jaded…

6 months ago

LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth

LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft…

6 months ago

Skywatcher and Satellite Tracker Photographs US Air Force’s Secret Space Plane in Orbit!

A satellite tracker from The Netherlands recently spotted and photographed the USAF's elusive and top-secret X-37B space plane.

6 months ago

SpaceIL Scraps its Plans to go Back to the Moon. Instead, it’s Got a New Secret “Significant Objective” for Beresheet 2

Mystery. Secrecy. A Need-To-Know Basis. These are the hallmarks of science. Wait a minute: no they're not. So what's with…

7 months ago