Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Spacex Draagon V2
    SpaceX Dragon V2 spacecraft produced at a fraction of NASA's cost
    It's a perfect example how free-market capitalism works: SpaceX unveiled the first commercially developed and produced spacecraft Dragon Version 2 at the fraction of the cost NASA needs to develop such a vehicle.A big crowd celebrated this...
  • ESA's Rosetta probe activated, sends pictures
    ESA's Rosetta probe activated, sends pictures
    On March 27, the European Space Agency announced that its Rosetta spacecraft has taken its first pictures of its destination since being activated from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20.The two images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko were...
  • XCOR
    Czech space office partners with XCOR in Mojave
    Mojave's XCOR corporation found another partner for the project: The Czech Space Office (CSO) announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with XCOR Aerospace. The agreement authorizes the CSO to become an Authorized Payload Integrator of...
  • Moon
    Global travel to the moon and space are only just beginning
    It was July 16, 1969 and it took three courageous United States astronauts and a department called NASA to achieve moon landing a spacecraft. After multiple attempts a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida achieved the goal which...
  • Cygnus spacecraft
    NASA announces future space launches
    Today, NASA announced the successful release from the International Space Station of the Canadarm2, Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial craft after three weeks at the International Space Station. The craft had been sent with payload for the...
  • Dream Chaser
    NASA successfully tested the Dream Chaser space vehicle
    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colo., successfully completed a captive-carry test of the Dream Chaser spacecraft at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. During the two-hour test, an Erickson Air-Crane...
  • NASA to intentionally crash two probes into the moon Monday
    NASA to intentionally crash two probes into the moon Monday
    Two NASA moon probes used to help scientists learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon will end their $496 million mission on Monday by being intentionally crashed into a mountain near the moon's north pole.NASA said...
  • Orbital Sciences Corp's Antares rocket first stage
    Full-scale operations begin for new rocket named Antares
    Orbital Sciences Corp. on Monday announced that it has commenced Antares launch vehicle operations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) in Virginia.Following a four-year design, development, construction, test and inspection process, the...
  • Mars
    Spacecraft news: Curiosity nears Mars, SpaceX plans to launch, Pluto's new moon
    This monthly feature will provide updates on what is going on with space missions, both manned and unmanned. For updates about discoveries made by telescopes, Martian rovers and space probes, stay tuned for new monthly features on astrobiology and...
  • Morpheus Tethered Test
    NASA's Morpheus Could Refuel at the International Space Station
    Project Morpheus is a project conducted in house by engineers at the Johnson Spaceflight Center south of Houston. Morpheus has developed a landing craft that combines a number of new technologies, including an engine that runs on methane and...
  • Boeing built space-plane completes secret mission
    Boeing built space-plane completes secret mission
    At 5:48a.m., PDT, history was made as the second of 2 unmanned space planes made by Boeing's Phantom Works landed at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. Orbital Test Vehicle 2(OTV2) was launch form the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on...
  • Where do crop circles come from?
    Where do crop circles come from?
    Many Bangor residents are interested in crop circles and other paranormal topics. Crop circles are strange patterns that sometimes appear in fields throughout the world. When the circles are investigated, it is found that the stalks are only bent,...
  • Failed Russian Mars mission falling back to Earth (video)
    Failed Russian Mars mission falling back to Earth (video)
    A Russian spacecraft namedPhobos-Grunt, launched on Nov.9 and originally intended to be well on its way to Mars by now, is expected to reenter the Earth's atmosphere in late Decemberor early January.Most of the spacecraft will burn up in the...
  • NAYA Restaurant on Sunset – Elegant Indian cuisine and a grand venue
    NAYA Restaurant on Sunset – Elegant Indian cuisine and a grand venue
    Just as India is known as a country with “Unity in Diversity”, the new Naya restaurant on Sunset is a Ying Yang of design and fusion of traditional and modern Indian cuisine.Designed by Spacecraft’s Kristofer Keith to appeal to...
  • Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft
    Joint U.S./Argentina science satellite arrives at launch site
    An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.The Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft left Sáo José dos Campos, Brazil...