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NASA, SpaceX set for critical test flight

4 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Test flight intended to clear the way for summer resumption of piloted space missions from U.S. soil

NASA, SpaceX finish Crew Dragon review; March 2 launch date still targeted

5 hours ago from UPI

NASA and SpaceX officials completed the flight readiness review ahead of the planned launch of an unmanned SpaceX capsule to the International Space Station.

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid suspended two games

6 hours ago from UPI

Edmonton Oilers star forward Connor McDavid was suspended two games after an illegal check, the NHL announced Friday.

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

6 hours ago from Reuters:Science

NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International...

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to International Space Station

7 hours ago from Reuters:Science

NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International...

Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Reaches Edge of Space

9 hours ago from NY Times Science

This was Virgin Galactic’s fifth supersonic-powered test flight. The venture marked another step forward in a new kind of space race.

New Ultima Thule Photos Were Made in a Blur

9 hours ago from NY Times Science

The images were recorded while the New Horizons spacecraft was moving at more than 32,000 miles per hour.

After a Reset, Curiosity Is Operating Normally

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is in good health but takes a short break while engineers diagnose why it reset its computer.

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space again in push to launch paying passengers

9 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The SpaceShipTwo rocketplane was carried aloft from the Mojave Air & Space Port north of Los Angeles

Hayabusa2 just tried to collect asteroid dust for the first time

10 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu and attempted to gather a sample of its rock to bring back to Earth.

Virgin Galactic carries test passenger to space for the first time

10 hours ago from UPI

Virgin Galactic's space plane carried three people to the edge of space and back for the first time on Friday.

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space again in push to launch paying passengers

12 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The SpaceShipTwo rocketplane was carried aloft from the Mojave Air & Space Port north of Los Angeles

A Stunning 'Firefall' Flared to Life in Yosemite This Week

12 hours ago from Live Science

The firefall has returned to Yosemite. All hail the firefall.

Virgin Galactic Sends a Rocket Plane Into Space for a Second Time

12 hours ago from NY Times Science

After sending pilots to the edge of space in December, the company moved another step closer to commercial space travel with another safe flight on Friday.

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid, collects samples

12 hours ago from LA Times - Science

A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on...

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

13 hours ago from Reuters:Science

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its...

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch: ‘This is Uber-style space exploration’

13 hours ago from LA Times - Science

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country’s first attempted lunar landing following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo...

Jason Derulo, Lay, NCT 127 release 'Let's Shut Up & Dance' video

13 hours ago from UPI

Jason Derulo and K-pop stars Lay and NCT 127 honored late singer Michael Jackson with the new single "Let's Shut Up & Dance."

Peter Frampton announces summer, fall farewell tour

13 hours ago from UPI

Peter Frampton has announced a summer and fall farewell tour that will be taking place primarily across North America.

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

13 hours ago from Physorg

Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.

Ford launches probe into actual emissions of its vehicles

13 hours ago from Physorg

Ford has launched an investigation into the actual emissions of its vehicles after employees reported errors in data given to authorities, the automaker said.

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

13 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane towards the edge of space.

Colliding neutron stars shot a light-speed jet through space

14 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

A stream of particles created in a neutron star crash, detected in 2017 using gravitational waves, could explain certain mysterious flashes of light.

Monkees stars Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz mourn Peter Tork

14 hours ago from UPI

Monkees members Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz paid homage to Peter Tork after his death on Thursday.

SpringHill Entertainment announces 'Space Jam 2' release date

14 hours ago from UPI

SpringHill Entertainment has announced the release date for "Space Jam 2," starring Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

Why It'll Take Israel's Lunar Lander 8 Weeks to Get to the Moon

14 hours ago from Live Science

An Israeli moon lander just took to the skies, but we'll all have to wait nearly two months for its historic touchdown try.

Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin honor Steve Irwin on his birthday

15 hours ago from UPI

"Crikey! It's the Irwins" stars Bindi and Robert Irwin honored their late dad, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, on his birthday.

Russians to hold accused spy Paul Whelan for 3 more months

15 hours ago from UPI

Accused U.S. spy Paul Whelan will be held in a Russian jail for another three months, attorneys said Friday.