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Rosetta Probe Swoops Closer to Comet Destination than ISS is to Earth and Reveals Exquisite Views

Europe’s Rosetta comet hunter achieved another milestone today, Aug 4, swooping in closer to its long sought destination than the…

8 years ago

Rosetta Orbiter less than 500 Kilometers from Comet 67P Following Penultimate Trajectory Burn

The Rosetta comet chaser is currently less than 500 kilometers (300 miles) from its target destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko following today’s…

8 years ago

Rosetta Closing in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after Decade Long Chase

ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft nears final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in late July 2014. This collage of imagery from Rosetta combines…

8 years ago

James Webb Space Telescope’s Giant Sunshield Test Unit Unfurled First Time

GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - The huge Sunshield test unit for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been…

8 years ago

Flawless Maiden Launch for Europe’s New Vega Rocket

[/caption] Europe scored a major space success with today’s (Feb. 13) flawless maiden launch of the brand new Vega rocket…

10 years ago

Spectacular ATV Kepler Launch Photo Captured from Orbiting ISS

[/caption] Have you ever seen a space launch from orbit ? Check out the spectacular launch photo (above) of the…

11 years ago

ATV Successfully Launches to Space Station

Here's a chance to practice your French countdown skills: watch today's successful launch of the European Space Agency's Automated Transfer…

11 years ago

ATV ‘Johannes Kepler’ Launch to Space Station Delayed to Wednesday

The European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) “Johannes Kepler” launch that was scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 15 was scrubbed…

11 years ago

Ares-1 Rocket Could Be Re-born as “Liberty”

[/caption] An idea too good to die, or a case of recycle, reuse, reduce? Two rocket companies are joining forces…

12 years ago

Ariane 5 Rocket Lifts Off for Final Launch of 2010

One final rocket launch in 2010 took place as Arianespace successfully launched the Hispasat 1E and KOREASAT 6 telecommunication satellites…

12 years ago