Just a little over two minutes after launching on Sunday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon cargo vehicle burst into flames, spewing fiery debris into the sky over Florida and incinerating 5,200 pounds of supplies, research, and hardware. The spacecraft was a resupply vehicle carrying the first docking port designed for future commercial crew capsules, a new spacesuit, and a water filtration system to the International Space Station .
In honor of Science Channel's Space Week and the arrival of NASA's New Horizons space probe at Pluto after a nine-year journey, this month's Content Showcase features videos related to space science. Featured programs are available in DE Streaming and Techbook in the United States and Canada.
Pits on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's northern hemisphere are pictured in this Aug. 3, 2014, handout photo obtained by Reuters, July 1, 2015. The comet being studied by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has massive sinkholes in its surface that are nearly wide enough to swallow Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, research published Wednesday shows.
On Sunday morning, International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly sent out a tweet noting, in part, that "space is hard." Few understand that as well as 15-year-old Julia Powell, a sophomore at Duchesne Academy in Houston, Texas.
The new series of Extant promises to be "dirtier" and "sexier" and has been described as a reboot in effect. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays cop JD Richter in season two of the sci-fi thriller, hopes the new series will pack a mean punch.
Even if you haven't seen a single episode of Extant - CBS' drama starring Halle Berry as Molly Woods, an astronaut who returns from space pregnant with an alien baby - there's no reason you can't jump right in when it returns on Wednesday. And that's exactly what producers are hoping will happen.
On July 15, NASA's unmanned spacecraft New Horizons is expected to encounter its primary target of Pluto. It's a project nine years in the making, and with 3 billion miles recorded, it is the longest, farthest and fastest-ever space mission.
The bright light that streaked across skies throughout the American Southeast early Monday morning was probably a piece of space junk crashing back to Earth, researchers say. The mysterious sky light blazed up at 1:29 a.m. EDT Monday and was witnessed by skywatchers from Louisiana to Virginia - and by all six meteor-observing cameras operated by NASA in the Southeast.
In this March 24, 2015 photo made available by NASA, engineers in the Space Station Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. check measurements on the International Docking Adapter.
Mission Discovery Renfrewshire 2015 will see 200 Renfrewshire school pupils take part in a week-long programme working in teams to develop their own space experiment. The pupils will be led by a panel of experts including NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen, Jay Honeycutt former director of the Kennedy Space Centre and leading scientists and astrogeologists We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
Worms, vials of bacteria, a horde of ladybugs and even a few grinning Lego minifigures were lost Sunday after a cargo shipment headed to the International Space Station exploded just after launch . The items - all sent from Colorado schools - were elements of student experiments headed to space via programs funded by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS , and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, or NCESSE .
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NASA has released a study claiming there is a need for continued use of plutonium-energized power systems for future space flights. It also says the use of actual nuclear reactors in space "has promise" but "currently" there is no need for them.