The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990.
By Margaret Myers
The European Space Agency captured the “song” of the comet that was soaring through space at 36,000 mph. ESA detected the sound using several instruments aboard the Rosetta spacecraft, which was speeding alongside the comet.
After months of orbiting its target, the Rosetta spacecraft is finally ready to fulfill its mission: landing a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
By Jenny Marder
Earlier this month, after a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the Rosetta spacecraft entered orbit around the rubber-duck-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now it must land. This is no helicopter landing. Imagine grabbing a mosquito by the wings. Except the mosquito is in New…
By Larisa Epatko
After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe reached its final destination on Wednesday: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
By Jenny Marder
This fall, Russian Soyuz rockets are expected to begin launching from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana, headquarters of France's Ariane satellite-launching rocket program. This will mark the first time that a Soyuz launcher will lift off from a spaceport other…
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