SpaceX makes first U.S. military launch, then lands rocket again

May 2, 2017

SpaceX makes first U.S. military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive U.S. government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on Wednesday

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on Wednesday at an uncomfortably close distance. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Scientists seek to reinstate Pluto to planet status

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves ...