Sep 21, 2017

Farewell, Cassini

The Cassini-Huygens space probe, whose 20 year mission ended last Friday, highlighted what multinational collaboration and cooperation can achieve.

Cassini spacecraft makes fiery final dive into Saturn

/ Sep 16, 2017

Cassini spacecraft makes fiery final dive into Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini's expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That's when radio signals from the spacecraft — its ...

Spurred on by uproar over satellites, Iran relaunches manned space program

Sep 15, 2017

Spurred on by uproar over satellites, Iran relaunches manned space program

Iran's on-off space program has received a boost from Washington's irritation at a recent satellite launch by the middle eastern nation, with Tehran dusting off plans for a manned mission, perhaps with Moscow's assistance. "Ten skilled pilots are currently undergoing difficult and intensive training so ...

SpaceX Falcon rocket launches supersecret U.S. Air Force's mini-shuttle

Sep 8, 2017

SpaceX Falcon rocket launches supersecret U.S. Air Force's mini-shuttle

SpaceX launched the U.S. Air Force's supersecret space shuttle Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit. As schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It is the fifth flight for one ...