Feb 14, 2017

China's plans launch of first cargo spacecraft in April

China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April, state media reported Tuesday, taking a step toward its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space program, saying it was needed to enhance ...

Feb 7, 2017

SpaceX targets fastest launch pace with new site

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company’s president ...

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

Jan 5, 2017

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned asteroid missions designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system. They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and the U.S. space agency hopes to launch them in 2021 and 2023, respectively. ...

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

Jan 5, 2017

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way’s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star factory” closest to Earth, and has given astronomers a front-row seat to observe how stellar ...