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Area 51? Forget it! In terms of SpaceX Crew Dragon – it’s all Area 59

An artists rendering of a Crew Dragon on final approach to the International Space Station. Image Credit: SpaceX<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With 2018 just …

Legendary U.S. Astronaut John Young Has Died At Age 87

Decorated U.S. astronaut John Young has passed away at age 87.<p>Young’s legacy as a pioneer is indisputable. The Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient is the only NASA astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo, and space shuttle programs and the first to fly into space six times …

NASA Plans First Interstellar Space Flight for 2069

Even if it never happens, space companies could win millions of dollars in contracts trying to "make it so."<p>Floating 4.4 light-years from Earth is …

Space Travel

Asteroid Mining Takes Its Next Baby Step to Space

Arkyd-6 could pave the way towards mass production of small spacecraft to survey the Asteroid Belt for mineral riches.<p><i>"The man who first learns to</i> …

Space Exploration

Life

One NASA comm system doesn't just enable data from spacecraft to reach Earth – it provides internet and even telemedicine to researchers at the South …

Booster from Chinese rocket crashes to Earth near a small town

A booster from a Chinese rocket appears to have crash-landed and exploded after a satellite launch on Friday.<p>According to a report from GB Times, one …

Virgin Galactic just successfully tested one of their spaceplanes

Hopeful space tourists have reason to smile today. This morning, the Spaceship Company, a spacecraft manufacturer owned by Virgin Galactic, …

The Falcon Heavy rocket will be one of SpaceX's biggest tests yet

With 27 engines generating 5.1 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, the Falcon Heavy rocket is one of<p>SpaceX’s most ambitious projects yet.<p>And now, with questions swirling about the reported loss of the classified Zuma satellite that lifted off Sunday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the highly …

A Successful SpaceX Launch...Or Was It?

IRA FLATOW: Now it’s time to play– good thing, bad thing.<p>Because every story has a flip side. Now last Sunday, SpaceX had another launch of its …

Space Travel