'Star Trek: Discovery': Is the New Starship Named for NASA's Space Shuttle?
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:54:00 -0400
Four years ago, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum swapped out NASA space shuttles, trading the orbiter Enterprise for its sister ship Discovery. Now "Star Trek," the inspiration for the earlier shuttle's name, has done the same.
Watch SpaceX's 1st Test-Fire of a Used Falcon 9 Rocket
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:24:00 -0400
Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, SpaceX, is another step closer to making its Falcon 9 rockets fully reusable. The company announced yesterday the first test firing of a Falcon 9 rocket engine that had already been launched and landed.
Why Do Space Probes Have Spectrometers? OSIRIS-REx Instrument Explained | Video
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:24:00 -0400
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) will look for organics on asteroid Bennu. The NASA team explains how they developed and tested the instrument.
SpaceX Closer To Reusing Rocket After Test Firing | Video
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:19:00 -0400
A Falcon 9 first stage, which has already flown a mission for the private spaceflight company, was run through a full duration test firing on July 28, 2016. The test occurred at SpaceX's rocket development facility in Texas.
Crimes in Space: Whose Law Will We Use?
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:53:00 -0400
As more people gain access to space, criminal acts will seed a new kind of law and order.
Image of the Day
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:04:00 -0400
Tadpole galaxies, such as LEDA 36252 pictured here, are rare cosmic splendors.