Stephen McBain

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Why Lockheed Martin Is Blasting The Orion Spaceship With 1,500 Speakers

A new way to make sure spacecraft are safe<p>When the Orion crew capsule carries astronauts into space sometime in the 2020s, it'll ride on the most powerful rocket NASA has ever created. As that rocket blasts through the atmosphere, Orion is going to get a little shaken up. Part of those vibrations …

Space Exploration

F1: Murray Walker and Eddie Jordan to join Steve Jones on Channel 4 team

Former BBC pundit returns from retirement for bumper lineup that will also include David Coulthard, Alain Prost, Susie Wolff, Ben Edwards and Alex Zanardi<p>Channel 4 has lured veteran Murray Walker out of retirement and managed to snare Eddie Jordan, now a Top Gear presenter, to bolster its F1 lineup.<p>…

Motor Racing

Serco confirms '90s’ for Sleepers until ‘92s’ prove their reliability

Serco has said that its Caledonian Sleeper operations will continue to use Class 90s hired from Freightliner “until we are satisfied that ‘92s’ can …

SpaceX Will Attempt to Land a Rocket on a Drone Ship This Week

One month after making history, SpaceX aims for a repeat.<p>Just one month after making history with its successful touchdown of an orbit-capable first …

Space Travel

This Stunning Single Image Blurs the Line Between Earth and Space

Set 7,900 ft above sea level, on the outskirts of the Atacama Desert, the La Silla Observatory has an amazing view of the night sky. So good, in …

Light pillars and aurora over Montana

In one night, nature photographer John Ashley caught contrasting images of two very different light displays in the sky.<p>John Ashley in northwestern …

New high resolution NASA images show Pluto's 'lava lamp' landscape

The New Horizons probe may have finished its Pluto flyby all the way back in July 2015, but NASA continues to receive new images from the spacecraft's slow, drip-feed data connection. The latest pictures add to our highest resolution mosaic of Pluto's surface, showing new detail of the Sputnik …

Solar System

Sun behind a storm, in Australia

Beautiful light!<p>Murray Fox of Ipswich – a city in southeast Queensland, Australia – posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook this weekend. He captured …

Astronomy