Space Travel

WATCH LIVE: Soyuz spacecraft launches to the International Space Station

          UPDATE: This live event has ended.

A Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying 3 astronauts from the United States and Russia will launch at 5:17 p.m. ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Expedition 53 crew - which consists of Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Russia's Roscosmos - will head for the International Space Station, where the capsule will remain for about 6 months to provide an escape pod for the station's residents.

  5 months ago

   Kazakhstan         16 UPDATES



WATCH LIVE: SpaceX launch and landing attempt

          A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to take off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:31 p.m. ET. The spacecraft will deliver critical cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. After the launch, the rocket's first-stage will attempt to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.   

  6 months ago

   Merritt Island, FL         16 UPDATES



Chinese astronauts embark on nation’s longest space mission

          China has launched a manned spacecraft from the Gobi desert, marking the start of the country's longest-ever space mission to test a space laboratory that was recently launched. It is part of China's plan to create its own space station.   

  1 yr ago

   China         16 UPDATES


SpaceX investigating possible sabotage of Falcon 9 rocket

          SpaceX is no stranger to exploding rockets. Just last month, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad during a pre-flight test. The cause of the explosion isn't clear yet, but there's a bizarre twist in the investigation. It sounds like something out of a movie, but SpaceX has some questions about a building near the launchpad owned by competitor United Launch Alliance. Several sources who spoke with The Post say that SpaceX investigators have images of the ULA building during the incident which show an odd shadow and white spot on the roof. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called the launchpad explosion "the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years."   

  1 yr ago

   Florida         16 UPDATES



China launches space lab on road to independent space station

          China has successfully launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, embarking on the second step of China's plan to create an independent space station, officials say. A manned mission is scheduled for next month. (more)   

  1 yr ago

   China         16 UPDATES


Explosion rocks Space X launch site at Cape Canaveral; no injuries reported

          An explosion rocked the launch site for Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday and black smoke could be seen rising into the air from the facility. No injuries were reported following the blast, officials say. The area had already been cleared ahead of pre-launch test. Video: James Valles reporting (BNO News)   

  1 yr ago

   Cape Canaveral, FL         16 UPDATES


RAW VIDEO: Expedition blasts off from Baikonur for the ISS

          The latest journey to the International Space Station took off from Kazahkstan on Thursday. The Expedition 48 crew members are NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. They will spend four months in space, with their return planned for October.   

  1 yr ago

   Kazahkstan         16 UPDATES


RAW VIDEO: NASA tests the motor of the largest, most powerful booster in the world

          NASA tests the motor of the largest, most powerful booster in the world for its new deep space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). According to NASA, the SLS and the Orion spacecraft will launch astronauts on missions to explore destinations on the journey to Mars.   

  1 yr ago

   Florida         16 UPDATES


NASA’s Kepler mission discovers 1,284 new planets, marking single largest finding

          NASA's Kepler mission has verified the existence of 1,284 new planets, marking the single largest finding of planets to date.The newly-discovered planets include 9 that are rocky planets like Earth and orbit in their sun's habitable zone, which means they could theoretically be home to life. Only 12 such planets had been discovered to date, and the new discoveries raise that figure to 21.   

  1 yr ago

   Space         16 UPDATES


Mercury makes rare transit across sun’s face

          Tiny Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet, sailed across the face of the sun on Monday in a celestial event that occurs about once every decade as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet align in space.   

  1 yr ago

   World         16 UPDATES


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