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Science Aug 02SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years
Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.
Science Aug 02SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years
The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight.
Science Jul 13U.S., China, U.A.E to send fleet of spacecrafts to Mars
Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.
Science Jul 10Newly discovered comet is lighting up Earth’s sky
Neowise swept within Mercury’s orbit a week ago and now is headed our way, with closest approach in two weeks.
Science Jul 01NASA delays Mars rover launch again with 2 weeks left to fly
The good news is that NASA is working to eke out more time in this summer's launch opportunity, now lasting until at least Aug. 15. The chance to fly to Mars comes up only every 26 months, when Earth and…
Science Jun 17NASA’s next Mars rover honors medical teams fighting virus
With just another month until liftoff, the space agency on Wednesday revealed a commemorative plate attached to the rover, aptly named Perseverance.
Science May 31SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station
The docking occurred just 19 hours after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Saturday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit from home soil in nearly a decade.
Science May 30SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil…
Science May 27Bad weather postpones SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts from Florida
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning.
Science May 25How SpaceX’s Dragon is a sleek, new take on a retro-style capsule
The Dragon’s clean lines and minimalist interior, with touchscreens instead of a mess of switches and knobs, make even the space shuttles seem yesteryear.