Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today In the early 1960s, scientists developed the gravity-assist method, where a spacecraft would conduct a flyby of a … Continue reading Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?
The Dream Chaser test craft pictured during a tow test Monday at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Credit: Sierra Nevada An atmospheric test … Continue reading Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser on the move in California
Enlarge / NASA’s chief of human spaceflight, Bill Gerstenmaier, speaks at the Humans to Mars summit in 2015. NASA For the last five years or so, NASA has sold … Continue reading NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars
SpaceX has another historic achievement under its belt – being first to re-fly a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station and back. The Dragon capsule it used on its … Continue reading SpaceX’s first re-flown Dragon capsule successfully returns to Earth
NASA is sending the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft to within 4 million miles (6 million kilometers) of the sun in 2018. And the agency is taking every precaution to keep … Continue reading Could a Spacecraft Fly to the Sun?
Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)
Last year, a consortium led by billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking announced a plan to get to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Called the Breakthrough … Continue reading Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes