U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. Read more
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (MAY 07, 2017) (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) – The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday (May 7) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.
Atlas V rocket successfully launches a high-speed internet communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Former U.S. astronaut and Senator John Glenn dies at age 95 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. Continue reading
A satellite that is expected to revolutionize weather forecasting launches from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Continue reading
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.
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.
The U.S. is preparing to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster when the space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing all six astronauts and teacher, Christa McAuliffe who were onboard.
NASA launches new website featuring images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth as it rotates.