Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?

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?

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser on the move in California

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

NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars

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’s first re-flown Dragon capsule successfully returns to Earth

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

Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

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)

Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

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