Newsy (Sep. 17, 2015) Orion's first manned mission is scheduled for 2021, but problems might delay the launch by a few years. Manned spaceflight is complex and expensive.
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Cygnus arrives at ISS
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft has made the company's first contracted resupply flight to the International Space ... watch video
AFP (May 30, 2014) The Dragon V2, seven-seat, spacecraft is unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014. The private spaceflight company’s new manned space ... watch video
Feb. 1, 2016 The origin of matter in the universe has puzzled physicists for generations. Today, we know that matter only accounts for 5 percent of our universe; another 25 percent is constituted of dark matter. ... read more
Jan. 29, 2016 Promising new calibration tools, called laser frequency combs, could allow astronomers to take a major step in discovering and characterizing earthlike planets around other ... read more
Jan. 28, 2016 New research is broadening perspectives on time and space. Scientists challenge the long-held presumption that time evolution -- the incessant unfolding of the universe over ... read more
Jan. 29, 2016 The moon was formed from a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a 'planetary embryo' called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, ... read more
Jan. 28, 2016 New Hubble telescope observations suggest that a high-velocity gas cloud was launched from the outer regions of our own galaxy around 70 million years ago. Now, the cloud is ... read more
Jan. 26, 2016 Antihydrogen is a particular kind of atom, made up of the antiparticle of an electron -- a positron -- and the antiparticle of a proton -- an antiproton. Scientists hope that studying the formation ... read more
Sep. 18, 2014 The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and ... read more
Nov. 1, 2012 Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to ... read more
July 16, 2012 NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the ... read more
May 22, 2012 SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station opens a new era in commercial spaceflight -- and raises questions about what laws govern private space companies and what legal obstacles affect ... read more