Space Flight

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…

10 months 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,…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Deep Space Atomic Clocks Will Help Spacecraft Answer, with Incredible Precision, if They’re There Yet

How do spacecraft know where they are? There's no GPS out there. Right now, it involves sending a signal to…

1 year ago

New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It's called atrophy, and…

1 year ago