SpaceX continues to expand facilities, workforce in quest for space
SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 with a dream of making commercial space exploration a reality. Since that time, Musk has seen his company become a major player in the aerospace industry, landing contracts ...
Image: Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset and posted it to social media on Dec. 14, 2014.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to attempt daring ocean platform landing with next launch
In a key test of rocket reusability, SpaceX will attempt a daring landing of their Falcon 9 first stage rocket on an ocean platform known as the "autonomous spaceport drone ship" following the planned Friday, ...
Space plants on way back to earth
Farming in deep space is explored in the recent movie "Interstellar," but a University of Mississippi biologist's research program appears to be bringing the sci-fi scenario closer to reality.
Bright lights: big cities at night
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop in Europe, test your geography skills in the warmth of your home – while helping scientists to pinpoint light pollution.
Two astronauts will expand envelope with one-year spaceflight
The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work ...