SpaceX Successfully Launches First Reused Dragon Capsule to ISS

SpaceX Successfully Launches First Reused Dragon Capsule to ISS

00 SpaceX’s successful flights seem to be getting more prevalent with each month. Yesterday, SpaceX launched yet another Falcon 9 rocket. However, this time, the cargo made headlines. SpaceX carried a Dragon cargo capsule that had already been in space. The recycled Dragon traveled with SpaceX in 2014 to deliver cargo to the ISS. This marks the first time in history a private company sent a vehicle into orbit for a second use. [Image Source: SpaceX…

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NASA’s Groundbreaking Mission to ‘Touch’ the Sun Will Launch in 2018

NASA’s Groundbreaking Mission to ‘Touch’ the Sun Will Launch in 2018

00 NASA has just announced that the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft is now renamed as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of the solar astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker. The mission to touch the Sun is the agency’s first-ever mission to fly directly into the atmosphere of the star and probe into its brutally hot corona. One of the biggest questions the scientists are hoping to answer is why the Sun’s corona or atmosphere much hotter than its…

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New Zealand Just Sent a Battery-Powered 3D Printed Rocket to Space

New Zealand Just Sent a Battery-Powered 3D Printed Rocket to Space

00 A 3D printed rocket powered by battery was successfully launched into space last week from a peninsula in New Zealand. The rocket was designed by Rocket Lab, a US-based aerospace company with a New Zealand assistive base. The 3D printed rocket, dubbed Electron, was triumphantly launched after three failed attempts due to inclement weather.  Although the rocket failed to reach orbit, CEO of RocketLab, Peter Beck, hailed the launch as a success. “It was…

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Stratolaunch: The Rocket-Launching Aircraft Longer Than a Football Field Unveiled!

Stratolaunch: The Rocket-Launching Aircraft Longer Than a Football Field Unveiled!

00 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has rolled out the phenomenal Stratolaunch aircraft, the world’s largest plane by wingspan, to begin its fuel tests, which marks the completion of the initial construction phase. This is a key milestone for the aircraft as it aims to provide convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit. Stratolaunch aircraft Weighing at a whopping 500,000 lbs, the aircraft is 385 ft in length making it wider than a National Football…

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Stephen Hawking Says Humans Must Leave Earth in 100 Years to Survive

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Must Leave Earth in 100 Years to Survive

00 Last year, Stephen Hawking has warned us humans that we probably only have around 1,000 years left to thrive on Earth. Hawking also gave us a solution to save our race from this impending doomsday. “We must continue exploring space in order to improve our knowledge of humanity. We must go beyond our humble planet”, he said. But a few months later, the renowned astrophysicist has greatly condensed millennium-long prediction to only a century….

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China Launches Biggest Rocket to Date

China Launches Biggest Rocket to Date

00 China marked a major milestone as the country launched its largest rocket to date. The Long March 5 launched Nov. 3 at 8:43 p.m. Beijing time. The rocket carried with it experimental satellite Shijian-17.The rocket allows China to send heavy payloads into space. The country hopes to send sections of future space stations, starting with a 20 metric ton core in 2018. Long March 5 can put 25 tons into a low-Earth orbit and…

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NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

00 After countless delays and going billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete. The JWST debuted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday. The telescope’s primary mirror is currently the largest ever built. The 18 gold-plated hexagonal mirrors measure 21.3 feet across. When it launches in 2018, JWST will have 100 times more observing power of the Hubble telescope. The @NASAWebb’s primary mirror has a coating of…

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NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

00 After countless delays and going billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete. The JWST debuted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday. The telescope’s primary mirror is currently the largest ever built. The 18 gold-plated hexagonal mirrors measure 21.3 feet across. When it launches in 2018, JWST will have 100 times more observing power of the Hubble telescope. The @NASAWebb’s primary mirror has a coating of…

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Scientific Road Trip to Proxima B

Scientific Road Trip to Proxima B

00 Proxima b’s relative closeness leaves some cosmologist to wonder if (or when) we could travel there. And by relative closeness, we mean 25 trillion miles away. It would take four years at light speed to get to Proxima b. The fastest spacecraft available is New Horizons which flew past Pluto at 10 miles per second. It got to Pluto in nine years. At New Horizons’s speed, it would take 80,000 years to reach Proxima b….

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Scientists Just Emerged from the Longest Running NASA Experiment Ever

Scientists Just Emerged from the Longest Running NASA Experiment Ever

00 In efforts to understand living conditions on Mars, scientists just emerged from a 365 isolation experiment from a dome in Hawaii. It may sound harsh, but all of the scientists volunteered to undergo the test in the name of future exploration beyond our home planet. The HI-SEAS team was sealed in a dome for a year, where they lived in isolation on the slopes of Mauna Loa, a rocky terrain. This location was chosen as…

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