[Correction] Huge Piece of SpaceX Debris Washed Up in UK

A piece of the disposable fairing from a SpaceX launched washed up on the UK coast. While original reports identified it as part of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that exploded catastrophically shortly after liftoff in June, closer investigation reveals it’s part of a successful cargo run from September 2014. »Yesterday 6:42am11/27/15 6:42am

How astronauts cook their Thanksgiving meal in space

Being an astronaut is cool as hell for 364 days of the year. The one day that it kind of sucks when you’re an astronaut? Thanksgiving. Astronauts can’t enjoy all the food of Thanksgiving because of that damned zero gravity and those dehydrated food things. But at least they get to have some turkey. Here’s how they… »Thursday 6:35pm11/26/15 6:35pm

The Only Thing NASA Is Better At Than Space Exploration: Making Up Acronyms

The sounding rocket you can see above will be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the 4th of December, and according to NASA it “will be MUSIC to the ears of aspiring and early career engineers testing new space technology on a suborbital vehicle.” That’s because the name of the payload stands for Multiple… »Thursday 4:45pm11/26/15 4:45pm

How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »Wednesday 6:00pm11/25/15 6:00pm

The First Time NASA Docked with a Soviet Spacecraft in Orbit

Two spacecraft drifted closer to one another far above planet Earth, as they prepared to dock. It was July 17th, 1975, and they were about to make history. For the first time, a United States Apollo and Soviet Union Soyuz spacecraft would dock with one another, an enormously symbolic mission that served as a small… »11/21/15 1:30pm11/21/15 1:30pm

A Swarm of Satellites Will Soon Keep Us Safe From Fires

The GIF above, created by NASA, may leave you wondering why our government is building a planetary shield. Something you’re not telling us, NASA? According to the space agency, NASA’s shield plan has nothing to do with intergalactic threats—it’s protection against a danger on the ground. The space agency wants to… »11/20/15 1:45pm11/20/15 1:45pm