atmospheric reentry

NASA Confirms that a Piece of its Battery Pack Smashed into a Florida Home

NASA is in the business of launching things into orbit. But what goes up must come down, and if whatever…

2 months ago

European Satellite ERS-2 to Reenter Earth’s Atmosphere This Week

One of the largest reentries in recent years, ESA’s ERS-2 satellite is coming down this week.

4 months ago

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth

SpaceX has released an impressive new image that shows its proposed Starship reentering the atmosphere of Earth.

5 years ago

Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what?

Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.

6 years ago

China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It’ll Crash

According to a recent statement by a top engineer from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China is still…

6 years ago

Wayward Progress Destroyed During Fiery Plummet, ISS Crew Launches ‘Under Evaluation’

File photo of a Russian Progress cargo freighter. Credit: Roscosmos Story updated with further details[/caption] The spinning, out-of-control Russian Progress…

9 years ago