spaceflight

Navigating the Cosmos by Quasar

50 million light-years away a quasar resides in the hub of galaxy NGC 4438, an incredibly bright source of light…

8 years ago

An Unexpected Ending for Deep Impact

After almost 9 years in space that included an unprecedented July 4th impact and subsequent flyby of a comet, an…

8 years ago

How to Spot the Antares Launch from NASA Wallops on Wednesday

A space launch marking a new era is departing from the Virginia coast this Wednesday evening, and if you live…

9 years ago

Morpheus Lander Crashes and Burns

NASA's "lean and green" Morpheus lander crashed and burned during a free flight test at Kennedy Space Center today, August…

9 years ago

Expedition 31 Blasts Off!

[/caption] After a six-week delay, the crew of Expedition 31 successfully launched aboard a Soyuz TMA-04M rocket on Tuesday, May…

10 years ago

The View From Freedom 7

51 years ago today, on May 5, 1961, NASA launched the Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket carrying Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard…

10 years ago

NanoRacks and CASIS Put Research on the Universe’s Front Porch

[/caption] The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has opened part of the ISS exterior to research…

10 years ago

Warp Drives May Come With a Killer Downside

[/caption] Planning a little space travel to see some friends on Kepler 22b? Thinking of trying out your newly-installed FTL3000…

10 years ago

ISS Night Flight in “Real Time”

We've featured wonderful time-lapse videos taken from the Space Station many times and each one is amazing to watch, but…

10 years ago

The Thirty-Ninth Anniversary of the Last Moonwalk

[/caption] On December 13, 1972, Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt…

10 years ago