SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage just before touching down on the autonomous spaceport drone ship following the delivery of the Dragon spacecraft into orbit as part of the company's sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The rocket tipped over upon landing. Image Credit: SpaceX

Watch How Close SpaceX Came To Landing A Rocket

Incredible video shows how close SpaceX came to achieving a historic rocket landing on Tuesday. SpaceX came one step closer toward landing and recovering a rocket on Tuesday following the delivery of its Dragon spacecraft into orbit carrying cargo to the International Space Station. The company’s Falcon 9 first stage rocket successfully came in for […]
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

The Pi Day Of The Century

A once-in-a-lifetime sequential time representing the first 10 digits of pi will occur on March 14, 2015. A sequential time will occur on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and 9:26:53 p.m. following the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant pi; 3.141592653. A date-time alignment such as this occurs only one day every century and also […]
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket explodes on floating ocean barge during attempted rocket landing on Jan. 10, 2015. Image Credit: SpaceX

Watch SpaceX’s Rocket Crash Land On Drone Ship

SpaceX released stunning video of the rocket explosion that occurred during their rocket landing test. SpaceX captured dramatic footage of the company’s attempt to perform a controlled landing of their Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on a floating ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship last week. While successful in reaching its target, […]
Artist's illustration of NASA's Dawn spacecraft with Vesta (left) and Ceres (right). Image Credit: NASA / MCREL, Background by William K. Hartmann, Courtesy of UCLA

Top 5 Space Stories To Watch In 2015

With two new spacecrafts in orbit around Mars, Curiosity discovering organics on the Red Planet and Comet Siding Spring making a spectacular close encounter with Mars, 2014 was a big year in space exploration. And 2015 shows no signs of slowing down. If 2014 was the year of Mars, then 2015 will be the year […]