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  • NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth from the ISS

    April 10, 2017 1:17 PM 4

    MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russia’s Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko touched down at 5:20 p.m. local time Monday after spending 173 days in space. NASA’s Peggy Whitson

  • Climate Change Is Going To Increase Severe Turbulence On Flights

    April 10, 2017 11:37 AM 8

    Turbulence strong enough to throw unbuckled passengers around a cabin could become twice or even three times more likely as a result of climate change. That’s the worrying findings from a study by the University of Reading which has been looking into how turbulence will change as the planet’s climate changes. It’s the first of its kind and reveals some rather

  • Cassini spacecraft to begin 'grand finale' plunging into Saturn

    April 4, 2017 9:07 PM 2

    Scientists want to avoid possibly contaminating Saturn moon On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will begin its 'grand finale' — a voyage that will plunge it into Saturn, ending almost 13 years of providing important scientific information on the giant gas planet. The spacecraft is making the dive in order to prevent it from crashing into Enceladus

  • Extra portion of SpaceX rocket recovered from launch, Musk says

    April 1, 2017 4:52 AM 14

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday salvaged half of the $6 million nosecone of its rocket, in what the space entrepreneur deemed an important feat in the drive to recover more of its launch hardware and cut the cost of space flights. Shortly after the main section of SpaceX’s first recycled Falcon 9 booster landed itself on a platform in the ocean, half of the rocket’s

  • Musk’s SpaceX makes history by launching a ‘flight proven’ rocket

    March 31, 2017 8:17 AM 8

    From a distance, it looked like any other rocket at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, a soaring tower of thrust and power, ready to blast off into orbit. Upon closer inspection, though, there were signs of something different about this particular rocket. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster was not as clean and shiny as they usually are. It was just a touch

  • SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap

    March 31, 2017 2:50 AM 13

    SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on an orbital mission. CAPE CANAVERAL (Fla.): SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved

  • SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster Add to ..

    March 31, 2017 2:12 AM 7

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform. The unprecedented twin achievements of re-launching a used rocket and salvaging the vehicle yet again

  • Blast off! Historic moment SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket for the SECOND time and makes a perfect landing back on its drone ship in breakthrough for reusable space travel

    March 30, 2017 11:04 PM 8

    Elon Musk's SpaceX has made history this by sending its first recycled rocket back into space. In what was billed as a 'revolutionary' achievement for space technology, the firm's Falcon 9 blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 6:27 pm ET (11:27 pm BST), before landing back on the firm's drone ship for a second time. It is the first time the firm has reused

  • NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson makes history, breaks record for most spacewalks by a woman!

    March 30, 2017 12:51 PM 11

    New Delhi: As she floated outside the International Space Station (ISS) to commence her spacewalk (eighth of her career) on Thursday, Expedition 50 Flight Engineer and astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record for the most spacewalks conducted by a woman. With this achievement, Whitson has surpassed astronaut Sunita Williams' record for most spacewalks

  • Giant dinosaur footsteps found in Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

    March 28, 2017 3:32 AM 7

    "Nowhere else has as many different types of dinosaurs represented by tracks as Walmadany," lead author Dr Steve Salisbury says. Among the tracks were five kinds of predatory dinosaur, at least six kinds of long-necked herbivores, four kinds of two-legged herbivore and six kinds of armoured dinosaurs. Until now, most of Australia's dinosaur fossils came from the country's