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October 24, 2018 8:34 PM NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snaps Earth pic as its speeds to the Sun

NASA has released an image of the Earth captured by the Parker Solar Probe on its historic journey to the Sun. The picture was captured on Sept. 25 by Parker’s Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe (WISPR) instrument. When the image of the Earth was taken, Parker Solar Probe was about 27 million miles from Earth. The average distance between the Sun and Earth 244

October 22, 2018 7:57 PM NASA’s historic Apollo 7 mission splashed down 50 years ago today

50 years ago today, NASA’s historic Apollo 7 mission splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after spending almost 11 days in space. Apollo 7 was the first crewed Apollo mission in space and helped lay the foundations for subsequent lunar missions. Astronauts Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham lifted off atop a Saturn 1B rocket from Cape Canaveral’s 99

October 12, 2018 7:55 AM Russia may delay cargo flight to ISS after accident: space agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of a manned flight the previous day, Sergei Krikalev, a senior official from Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday. The space station’s next re-supply mission had been scheduled for late October, but the unmanned Progress 76

October 11, 2018 2:49 PM Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday. The spacecraft made an emergency landing earlier on Thursday near the city of Zhezkazgan in central 95

October 11, 2018 2:49 PM Soyuz emergency landing could result in major payout for insurer Soglasie

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Soyuz spacecraft’s emergency landing on Thursday could become one of the biggest payouts for Russian insurance firm Soglasie in decades if it turns out to be an insurance case, Soglasie was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. The insurer said it was looking into the incident to see whether it was liable, Interfax reported 91

October 11, 2018 10:33 AM Russia hopes USA will be understanding about "Soyuz" incident

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday he hoped the United States would be understanding about a malfunction that occurred during a launch of the “Soyuz” spacecraft. He was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency that manned space flights would be suspended until an investigation into the causes of the malfunction 106

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut returned safely to Earth on Thursday after a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station failed shortly after launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin were in good condition after making an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, NASA officials said. The pair lifted 180

September 18, 2018 2:22 AM Elon Musk Announces Japanese Art Curator as 1st Guy He'll Send to the Moon

Elon Musk introduced the first guy he'll be shooting off into space to orbit the moon -- and it's a VERY rich entrepreneur from Japan who's worth billions. The SpaceX CEO held a press conference Monday where he announced Yusaku Maezawa as the first private citizen the company would be sending around the moon in their new BFR spacecraft. The guy has a lot of titles 56

September 17, 2018 1:55 PM Cassini's last view of Saturn moon shows fabulous methane lakes

The Cassini mission's last image of Saturn's moon Titan was taken just four days before the spacecraft plummeted into the gas giant in September 2017. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI) Just four days before the Cassini spacecraft's dramatic dive into Saturn's atmosphere last year, cameras aboard the spacecraft captured the mission's last image of Saturn's largest 148

September 17, 2018 1:25 PM Rocket reveal: Elon Musk unveils new images of BFR

SpaceX is set to make a historic announcement, revealing the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on one of its spacecraft. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off two new images of the BFR, ahead of the announcement tonight as to who the private passenger is that the company will fly "around the Moon." The images of the Big Falcon 109