SpaceX Lands But Dunks A Booster

SpaceXs successful first commercial mission came off almost without a hitch last week. Almost. Despite landing safely on a drone ship off the Florida coast, one of the three boosters was lost before it could return to dry ground.

Stratolaunch Flies

The worlds largest airplane took its first flight early Saturday. The Stratolaunch, a six-engine, twin-fuselage behemoth with a 385-foot wingspan, took off from Mojave after years in development.

SpaceX Lands Falcon Heavy

SpaceXs Falcon Heavy rocket successfully completed its second launch and first operational mission on Thursday. After a 24-hour delay due to weather, the rocket launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. local time. The Falcon Heavys payload was the Arabsat-6A, a telecommunications satellite that will deliver television, radio, internet and mobile communications to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

India Blows Up Satellite And NASAs Fuming

NASA says the space debris released by Indias destruction of one of its own satellites threatens the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine called the action unacceptable and a terrible, terrible thing.

Apollo 11’s Michael Collins Highlights AirVenture

Famed Apollo astronaut Michael Collins will be the featured guest at EAA AirVenture 2019s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11s landing on the Sea of Tranquility. Collins will be joined by Joe Engle, another Apollo alumnus, but who never flew in that program. Engle did fly on the Space Shuttle and is the last living X-15 pilot. A second shuttle pilot, Charlie Precourt, will host the event, to be held on July 26 at AirVenture.

To the Moon, Alice

Landing on the moon 50 years ago was just an expensive geopolitical stunt. Why would we want to do that again?

FAA Proposes Rule To Streamline Commercial Space Operations

The FAA has proposed a new rule that aims to streamline and increase flexibility in federal commercial space transportation regulations. The FAA says the rule would consolidate and revise existing regulations along with defining safety requirements and how to get and maintain a vehicle operator license for commercial space travel.

Pence Lays Out Five-Year Deadline For Moon Return

Vice President Mike Pence upended NASAs self-imposed 2028 schedule for a return to the moon on Tuesday when he directed NASA to accomplish the task within the next five years.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission Successful

The SpaceX Crew Dragons first test mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has come to a successful conclusion with a trouble-free, on-schedule splashdown at 8:45 a.m. EST on Friday. The mission netted the Crew Dragon several "firsts" for a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, including becoming the first to launch from American soil on a mission to the ISS, first to dock at the ISS and the first to dock autonomously.

SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon (Updated)

SpaceX celebrated the successful launch of its Crew Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station early on Saturday as a prelude to the resumption of manned U.S. space flights, possibly in the next year.

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