Israel's SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s first lunar spacecraft, Beresheet (the Hebrew word for in the beginning), will begin a historic journey to the moon this month, when it launches from SpaceX Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The 180-kilogram spacecraft's launch is targeted for February 22, 2019. “After eight years of hard work, our dream has come true: We finally have a spacecraft,” said SpaceIL CEO Ido Anteby.
When your entire landing sequence is shorter than the time the radio signal travels from Mars to the Earth, InSight's handlers suffered through "seven minutes of terror" until they could celebrate the success of landing on Mars.
Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface. This is far closer than any spacecraft has ever gone — the previous record was set by Helios B in 1976 and broken by Parker on Oct. 29.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into our Sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from the star’s surface, closer than any manmade object has ever come to our home star. The historic mission that will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun is scheduled to launch on Saturday, […]
Explosives were used to bring down two aging launch towers of Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral to prepare for spaceflight startup Moon Express' new launch complex .
Four of the solar system planets are viewable this month in our night sky video. With a small backyard telescope, you will get extraordinary views of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus in July 2018.
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu Wednesday after a 3½-year journey to blow a crater in the rocky surface, collect samples and bring them back to Earth.
The Mayak satellite, to be launched on July 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, will unfurl a giant pyramid-shaped solar reflector to shine brighter than any other star in the night sky.
August 21, 2017 It was a beautiful, magical day in Murphy, North Carolina as the skies were perfectly clear for the entire day. The air cooled, the strangest gray took over your eyesight, and the crickets chirped crazily. As the Total Solar Eclipse took over the sky, Jupiter and Venus glowed to the west of […]