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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More

Mar 21, 2015
During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

Mar 19, 2015
"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado...

SpaceX's New Spin on Falcon 9

Mar 17, 2015
Modifications to the Falcon 9 v1.1 will lead to a new design for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy....

Rocking Aurora Point to Large Ocean on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

Mar 13, 2015
"A deep ocean under the icy crust of Ganymede opens up further exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth," said John Grunsfeld, associate...

Inside The World's First Space-Based Commercial Laser-Relay Service

Mar 12, 2015
Europe's EDRS will use laser beam transmissions between low-Earth orbiting (LEO) spacecraft and commercial communications satellites in geostationary...

U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions

Mar 01, 2015
"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....

Inside The Roc's Lair

Feb 25, 2015
A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...

Saturday Spacewalk Kicks Off Addition of Commercial Crew Docking Ports to ISS

Feb 21, 2015
"I worked up a lather on that one," quipped NASA spacewalker Barry "Butch" Wilmore. "You guys have done just a superb job," noted Mission Control....

Plumes Spotted in Martian Atmosphere Baffle Experts

Feb 17, 2015
"...both explanations defy our current understanding of Mars' upper atmosphere," says European led study team....

Russian Progress Re-supply Capsule Races Toward Space Station Docking

Feb 17, 2015
Russia's Progress 58, or M-26M, is carrying 3.1 tons of propellant, water, compressed oxygen, spare parts, research gear and other dry goods....

Dragon Capsule Returns From Fifth Contracted Space Station Resupply Mission

Feb 10, 2015
The Dragon capsule splashed down under parachute, SpaceX confirmed at 7:45 p.m., EST....

Spacecraft Propellant Tank Lands On Brazilian Farm

Feb 05, 2015
The object, which the Brazilian Space Agency later identified as a spacecraft propellant tank, fell 50 meters from a house....

ESA's Planck Mission Buys Time: Star Formation Began Later Than We Thought

Feb 05, 2015
"While these 100 million years may seem negligible...," Italian astronomer Marco Bersanelli...

ESA To Make Estonia 21st Member State

Feb 03, 2015
Estonia spends several hundred million euros a year on space activities....

Tom Enders Talks Forthcoming 2014 Financial Results, A400M, And The Reorg

Feb 02, 2015
Outtakes from the annual Airbus press dinner in Paris...
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