Printed rocket makes history

/ May 25, 2017

Printed rocket makes history

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula.“Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low ...

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

/ May 6, 2017

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

The unmanned Cassini spacecraft, after completing two passes in the vast, unexplored area between Saturn’s rings has discovered not much else there, researchers at NASA said.Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much — not even space dust — lies between ...

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 the ...

Apr 27, 2017

Space, the final frontier for Earth's crude oil giants

The Middle East has an outsize impact on energy here on Earth. One analyst thinks some regional powerhouses may leverage that role into the development of natural resources in space.Countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are developing space programs and investing ...