Tag Archives: Outer space

01May/17

SpaceX launches rocket with classified U.S. spy satellite

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Continue reading

31Mar/17

SpaceX launches first recycled rocket

SpaceX Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled rocket, a feat that may open an era of cheaper space travel. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

30Mar/17

NASA Mars satellite moves to avoid hitting planet’s moon

NASA satellite orbiting Mars fires its engine to avoid collision with one of the planet’s two small moons.
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21Mar/17

World’s first space-exposed mango cells survive

China Central Television (CCTV) – The mango embryos that spent 33 days orbiting the Earth on the China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft have survived and grew brand new cells at a lab in south China’s Hainan Province.
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16Jan/17

Gene Cernan, last person to walk on the moon, dies at age 82

Former U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at age 82, the U.S. space agency says.

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06Dec/16

French astronaut Pesquet speaks to schoolchildren from the International Space Station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency takes part in a live in-flight event aboard the International Space Station, spinning a globe and describing the orbital craft’s journey over Earth.

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03Nov/16

NASA completes critical test of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers and technicians working on a new generation space telescope, the James Webb Telescope, complete critical tests on how the new instrument will perform in space.

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02Sep/16

Social media reacts to SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploding

An explosion destroyed a rocket belonging to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The company said there were no injuries, but that an “anomaly” during the static fire test resulted in the loss of the rocket.

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23Aug/16
NASA's OSIRIS REx

What are the origins of life? There’s a rocket for that

NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life.
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24Feb/16

NASA’s laser-powered spaceship could travel to Mars in 72 hours

NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on perfecting laser technology that could propel a light spacecraft to Mars in as little as three days.
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