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Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9…

7 years ago

Here’s a High-Res Look at Philae’s Landing Spot

The long-awaited deployment of the Philae lander, currently "piggybacked" aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft orbiting the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, will…

10 years ago

Landing on a Comet: The Trailer

In less than a month, on November 12, 2014, the 100-kg Philae lander will separate from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft and…

10 years ago

ESA’s Rosetta Mission sets November 12th as the Landing Date for Philae

ESA Rosetta mission planners have selected November 12th, one day later than initially planned, for the historic landing of Philae…

10 years ago

Rosetta’s Philae Lander: A Swiss Army Knife of Scientific Instruments

When traveling to far off lands, one packs carefully. What you carry must be comprehensive but not so much that…

10 years ago

‘Avalanche’ Risk Higher Than Thought For Asteroid Landings: Study

Imagine plunking your spacecraft down on an asteroid. The gravity would be small. The surface would be uneven. The space…

11 years ago

Curiosity’s Landing Leftovers

During its "seven minutes of terror" landing on August 6, 2012, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory dropped quite a few things…

11 years ago

Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, Dies at 82

Former NASA astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930 Today we mourn the loss…

12 years ago

The First Photo From The Moon

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” After speaking these historic words at 10:56 EDT…

12 years ago

Surprise Shuttle Landing Video!

Talk about the shot of a lifetime! A Canadian airline passenger waiting on the tarmac at JFK this morning got…

12 years ago