Obama signing of U.S. Space Act seen sparking cosmic gold rush

Dec 9, 2015

Obama signing of U.S. Space Act seen sparking cosmic gold rush

Flashing some interplanetary gold bling and sipping “space water” might sound far-fetched, but both could soon be reality, thanks to a new U.S. law that legalizes cosmic mining. In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial ...

JAXA to launch Hayabusa2 space probe on Monday

/ Nov 29, 2014

JAXA to launch Hayabusa2 space probe on Monday

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Saturday it will launch its Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer on Monday. Although the launch was initially scheduled for Sunday, it was postponed due to bad weather. The rescheduled liftoff is set for 1:22 p.m. Monday from the Tanegashima Space ...