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SpaceX successfully launches to the space station but misses the landing

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched to space on Wednesday, but it didn’t quite stick the landing. Elon Musk‘s SpaceX successfully lifted off from a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 5,600 pounds of supplies inside a Dragon capsule destined for the International Space...CONTINUE READING

The incredible view of a rocket launch … from space

Not many of us will get a chance to see a rocket launch live from this angle in our lifetimes, but at least we can see the photos. European astronaut Alexander Gerst managed to photograph the launch of three new crewmembers to the International Space Station from his post aboard the orbiting laboratory. The pictures,...CONTINUE READING

3 new crewmembers launch to space station after Russian rocket failure in October

The International Space Station is about to get three new residents.  On Monday, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenkoof launched to the orbiting outpost aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.  The launch marked the first crewed flight of the Soyuz since a major failure of the rocket in October...CONTINUE READING

Stunning video shows what a rocket launch looks like from space

You’ve probably seen plenty of impressive rocket launches but you’ve never seen one quite like this, which shows what a rocket launch looks like from space.  The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft (a Russian Soyuz rocket) took place on November 16. The timelapse was captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is...CONTINUE READING

The first 8K ultra HD video from space will make you believe you’re in orbit

Most of us will never get to space, but at least we have videos that show us what it’s like to touch the void. New footage from the International Space Station taken in 8K ultra high-definition shows off a hurricane, the moon, and even science experiments in a brand new light.  The video was captured...CONTINUE READING

Darth Vader and Elvis spotted on the International Space Station

Some 250 miles above Earth, the Halloween spirit is in impressive, weightless form. After spending 147 days in space, the three crewmembers currently aboard the International Space Station decided to have a little Halloween fun, high above the planet.  European astronaut Alexander Gerst — who is typically a geophysicist and flight engineer — transformed into...CONTINUE READING

Photos taken after Russian rocket failure prove that human spaceflight is never routine

I never want to understand the kind of fear that the families of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound for a six-month stay on the International Space Station when their rocket malfunctioned, forcing an abort...CONTINUE READING

NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space

Hurricane Michael is growing stronger, expected to make landfall on Wednesday as a Category 3 hurricane.  And there’s no better view than from the quiet safety of space. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Michael is primed to grow stronger and pummel the Florida coast. Here’s why. While the storm loomed over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday,...CONTINUE READING

Photos of Hurricane Lane from space show the extreme size of the monster storm

The Hawaiian islands are battening down the hatches as they prepare for Hurricane Lane, a powerful, Category 4 storm barreling toward the state at 155 mph.  And now, photos taken from space show the extreme power of that storm as it makes its way toward possible landfall. SEE ALSO: Powerful hurricanes usually steer clear of...CONTINUE READING
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