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Spectacular Imagery Showcases SpaceX Thaicom Blastoff as Sea Landed Booster Sails Back to Port: Photo/Video Gallery


CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - Spectacular imagery showcasing SpaceX’s Thaicom blastoff on May 27 keeps rolling in as the firms newest sea landed booster sails merrily along back to its home port atop a ‘droneship’ landing platform.

Mars At Closest Point To Earth in 11 Years Today


If you have a telescope, (What?! You don't have one?) you're in for a visual treat tonight. Mars will be at its closest point to Earth in 11 years today.

Hold On To Your Jaw. Pluto Extreme Close Up Best Yet


The New Horizons mission, which its conducted its historic flyby on July 14th, 2015, has yielded a wealth of scientific data about Pluto.

Reborn Antares Raised at Virginia Launch Pad for Crucial May 31 Engine Test


WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - The soon to be reborn Orbital ATK Antares commercial rocket sporting new first stage engines has been raised at its repaired launch pad on Virginia’s scenic eastern shore for a long awaited test firing of the powerplants.

How Long is a Year on Mars?


Mars and Earth have quite a few things in common. Both are terrestrial planets, both are located within the Sun's habitable zone, both have polar ice caps, similarly tilted axes, and similar variations in temperature.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Thunders to Space with Thai Comsat – Scores Double Headed Win with 3rd Straight Booster Landing


CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL. - Atop a billowing plume of fire and smoke a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared to space this afternoon, Friday, May 27, as the crackling thunder of the engines roared across the Florida space coast and the company scored a stunning double headed launch and landing success.

Life On Kepler-62f?


A team of astronomers suggests that an exoplanet named 62f could be habitable. Kepler data suggests that 62f is likely a rocky planet, and could have oceans.

Weekly Space Hangout – May 27, 2016: Dr. Seth Shostak

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute.

Blue Origin Will Shoot Itself In The Foot On Purpose


Blue Origin, the builder of the New Shepard re-usable rocket, has announced plans for the fourth flight of the rocket.

Technical Glitch Postpones SpaceX Thaicom Launch/Landing to Friday May 27 – Watch Live Webcast


CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - Thursday’s (May 26) planned blastoff of an upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a lucrative commercial mission to deliver a Thai telecommunications satellite to orbit, was postponed in the final stages of the countdown after engineers discovered a technical glitch in the booster’s second stage.

What is the Coldest Planet of Our Solar System?


The Solar System is pretty massive place, extending from our Sun which sits at the center to the Kuiper Cliff - a boundary within the Kuiper Belt that is 50 AU from the Sun.

10 Interesting Facts About Earth


Planet Earth. That shiny blue marble that has fascinated humanity since they first began to walk across its surface.

Can Stars Be Cold?


If you’ve heard me say “oot and aboot”, you know I’m a Canadian. And we Canadians are accustomed to a little cold.

Next Time You’re Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!


Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble's first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding.

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?


Volcanoes come in many shapes and sizes. Ranging from the common cinder cone volcanoes that build up from repeated eruptions, to large, broad shield volcanoes; from lava domes that pile up over volcanic vents, to composite volcanoes that combine features of more than one.

The House Makes NASA A Counteroffer It Probably Can’t Refuse


It looks like mostly good news in NASA's budget for 2017. The Commerce, Justice, and Science sub-committee is the House of Representatives body that oversees NASA finances, and they have released details on how they would like to fund NASA in 2017.

A Lord of Rings: Saturn at Opposition 2016


They're back. After a wintertime largely devoid of evening worlds, the planets are once again in the evening sky.

SpaceX Targets Thursday May 26 for Thai Comsat Launch and Tough Sea Landing – Watch Live


CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - Just three weeks after SpaceX’s last launch from their Florida launch base, the growing and influential aerospace firm is deep into commencing their next space spectacular - targeting this Thursday, May 26, for launch of a Thai comsat followed moments later by a sea landing attempt of the booster on a tough trajectory.

The Bigelow Expandable Module Is About To Blow Up


People who aren't particularly enthusiastic about space science and space exploration often accuse those of us who are, of "living in a bubble." There are so many seemingly intractable problems here on Earth, so they say, that it's foolish to spend so much money and time on space exploration.

Take A Virtual Reality Tour Of Pluto


On July 14th, 2015, the New Horizons probe made history as it passed within 12,500 km (7,800 mi) of Pluto, thus making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet up close.


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