SpaceX Just Put The Coolest Garden Gnome Ever In Its Front Yard

Reported by Universe Today

SpaceX has certainly pulled off some successful feats lately. In the past few months, the private aerospace company made its second successful landing on solid ground and its third successful landing at sea with their Falcon 9 rocket. In so doing, they de...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:11:04 +0000

This Student-Designed Aircraft Could Fly on Mars One Day

Reported by Space.com

NASA student interns have successfully flown a prototype of a tiny, remote-control aircraft that could one day glide through Martian skies and send information back down to Earth. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:10:00 EDT

DARPA to Establish Satellite-Servicing Consortium to Discuss On-Orbit Repair Standards

Reported by Space.com

The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency plans to establish a consortium to discuss standards and practices for on-orbit satellite servicing as a corollary to Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites (RSGS)....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:44:00 EDT

The U.S. Air Force’s Next Launch Contract Up for Bid? An Experimental Satellite

Reported by Space.com

The U.S. Air Force released a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:30:00 EDT

Stellar 'Time Bomb' Proves Cosmic Crime Doesn't Pay

Reported by Space.com

Hubble spies a beautiful supernova remnant that was triggered by one greedy white dwarf....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:19:00 EDT

Big Kid: Massive Star Spotted Early in Life

Reported by Space.com

Astronomers have caught a rare glimpse of an extremely massive star in the early stages of its life, gaining new insight into the way large stellar bodies like this form and evolve. The star has a mass 30 times that of Earth's sun, and it's still growing....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:14:00 EDT

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