SpaceX on Saturday launched its first crewed mission into space with the flight of NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The astronauts’ Crew Dragon spaceship, which they named Endeavour once in orbit, spent the night catching up to the $US150 billion International Space Station (ISS). The crew is performing […]
SpaceX is about to launch its highest-stakes mission since Elon Musk founded the company in 2002: Its first launch of people. NASA is working with the company to launch the mission, called Demo-2, which will fly the astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship. Liftoff is […]
YouTube has recruited three prominent streamers from Twitch, its Amazon-owned rival, as it looks to boost its hold on the streaming market. Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, Elliott “Muselk” Watkins and Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott will now stream content exclusively for YouTube. The trio has a combined following of more than 21 million […]
SpaceX launched an experimental rocket ship called Starhopper in South Texas on Tuesday. The flight of Starhopper took the vehicle roughly 492 feet (150 meters) into the sky and lasted about a minute. Starhopper also used its single Raptor rocket engine to fly over to a beachside landing pad a […]
SpaceX plans to launch a small rocket ship called Starhopper in Texas on Wednesday. Although the vehicle was briefly engulfed by a fireball last week, it emerged mostly undamaged. Starhopper is a test bed for a much larger vehicle, called Starship, which is being designed to send people to the […]
NASA is building a six-wheeled, nuclear-powered Mars rover inside its Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. A video camera is broadcasting footage of engineers and technicians building the vehicle, which for now is called Mars 2020. If all goes well, the rover will launch in July 2020, land in the Jezero […]
In February, SpaceX launched the first private moon mission. Beresheet, as the 1,300-lb robot is called, was designed by an Israeli nonprofit called SpaceIL. The four-legged moon-craft is expected to attempt a lunar landing between 3:05 and 3:25 p.m EDT on Thursday. If successful, it’d be a historic first in […]
After spending six days in space, Crew Dragon, a commercial spaceship for people designed by SpaceX, is coming back to Earth. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, hinted that this will be the most challenging phase of the mission, called Demo-1. NASA TV and SpaceX will jointly broadcast live video […]
SpaceX and NASA hope to launch Crew Dragon, a commercial spaceship designed for astronauts, for the first time on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. ET. The launch won’t carry astronauts to the space station, but NASA says it’s “a very critical mission” for proving the vehicle is safe to fly. NASA […]
SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, and you can watch the event live on YouTube starting around 8:30 p.m. ET (12.30pm AEDT). The launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will carry the first private mission to the moon: a 1,300-pound lunar lander called Beresheet. The $US100 million mission […]
NASA’s New Horizons probe flew past a mysterious object 4 billion miles from Earth on New Year’s Day. Called 2014 MU69 (and also known as Ultima Thule), it is now the most distant object humanity has ever explored. It may take two years for all of the flyby photos and […]
NASA launched a 1.7-ton probe called OSIRIS-REx toward Asteroid Bennu in September 2016. This morning, the $US1 billion mission caught up to its asteroid target and began an 18-month study. NASA will eventually use OSIRIS-REx to grab about 60 grams of Bennu and launch that sample back to Earth. Update […]
SpaceX and Boeing built new spaceships for NASA to fly its astronauts into orbit. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, as it’s called, will soon launch launch one uncrewed and two crewed test flights of each new spacecraft. In the early hours of Saturday morning AEST, NASA plans to announce the eight […]
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