China is Working on Their Own Reusable Rocket: the First Stage of the Long March-8, Which Could Launch in 2021

In recent decades, China’s space program has advanced considerably. In addition to deploying their first space station (Tiangong-1) and developing a modern rockets (the Long March 5), the nation has also sent robotic mission to the lunar surface and plans to conduct crewed missions there in the coming years. To this end, China is looking […]

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Zoom In, and In, and In! on this Amazing Falcon 9 Photo by Brady Kenniston

On Monday, April 2 the 14th Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station blasted off Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was carrying a Dragon spacecraft filled with cargo for the astronauts on board the station. The rocket was a re-used Falcon 9 rocket, as was the Dragon capsule; both had sent payloads to ISS before. […]

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SpaceX Launches the First of Thousands of Space Internet Satellites, but Didn’t Quite Catch the Fairing

After multiple delays, SpaceX’s PAZ mission launched from from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenburg Air Force Base on the morning of Thursday, February 22nd. Shortly after it reached orbit, the rocket deployed its payload (the PAZ Earth Observing satellite) as well as and two Starlink demonstrations satellites that will test SpaceX’s ability […]

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Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 14, 2018: Joe Pappalardo’s “Spaceport Earth”

[embedded content] Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests:Joe Pappalardo is the author of the new popular science...

Weekly Space Hangout – Feb 7, 2018: Weekly News Roundup

Hosts: Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guest Hosts: Dr. Pamela Gay (cosmoquest.org / @starstryder ) Dr. Nicole Gugliucci (@noisyastronomer) While Fraser and Paul are in Iceland, Kimberly and Morgan hold down the fort, and have Pamela and Nicole join to discuss the major news […]

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