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 ...

/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...

/ Jul 30, 2017

Florida startup boldly sets sights on moon

The Florida startup Moon Express is setting its sights high: ambitiously shooting to become the first private company to launch a small, unmanned craft to the moon before the year's out. A big success could pave the way for scheduled flights to deliver scientific and ...

/ Jul 22, 2017

Mystery space signal is solved (It's not aliens)

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation this week that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found. It hasn't. The signal, which has been formally named "Weird!" was interference from a ...