Moon dust heading for auction after galactic court battle

Jul 20, 2017

Moon dust heading for auction after galactic court battle

A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, will be featured Thursday at a ...

SpaceX launches communication satellite on third try

/ Jul 6, 2017

SpaceX launches communication satellite on third try

SpaceX has launched a communication satellite on the third try.The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off Wednesday evening from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. It successfully hoisted an Intelsat satellite that was going so high that there wasn’t enough leftover fuel to attempt a booster landing. ...

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

/ Jun 15, 2017

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported.A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-ton telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11 a.m., ...

SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

/ Jun 4, 2017

SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

SpaceX on Saturday blasted off a shipment of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station using for the first time a vessel that had flown before.The refurbished Dragon cargo capsule soared into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at ...