Watch Astronauts Fly To The Space Station

Watch Astronauts Fly To The Space Station

In February this year, Elon Musk successfully launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Only 33 percent of American adults think private companies have the ability to ensure progress and explore the space, without National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s help. In the decades since the US landed astronauts […]

Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing moon tapes

Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing moon tapes

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt uses an adjustable sampling scoop to retrieve lunar samples during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. Newly restored lunar data tapes show the Apollo astronauts’ activity warmed the Moon’s surface slightly. Credit: NASA. After eight years spent recovering lost moon data from the Apollo missions, scientists report in a new study […]

Rocket scientist, Georg von Tiesenhausen, dies at 104

Rocket scientist, Georg von Tiesenhausen, dies at 104

Many here in Rocket City are remembering a legend. Scroll for more content… German scientist and engineer, Doctor Georg von Tiesenhausen, passed away at his Huntsville home on Sunday. He was 104 years old. WAAY 31 spoke with those at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center who knew Tiesenhausen and remember the impact he made […]

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report

Washington (AFP) – SpaceX will not send tourists around the Moon this year as previously announced, and will delay the project until the middle of next year, US media reported on Monday. “A new timetable for the flight — now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer — hasn’t been released” by the California-based […]

Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

The A-68 iceberg separated from the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017. Credit: Nathan Kurtz/NASA Hundreds of hidden earthquakes may be buried beneath Antarctica’s ice, new research suggests. To prove that, nearly a decade ago, a team of scientists spent months flying around East Antarctica. Their results have finally been published, and […]

Stellar discovery could prompt a rethink on the universe

Stellar discovery could prompt a rethink on the universe

Powerful new models co-developed by a University of Auckland astrophysicist have led to a discovery that could change what we understand about the universe. Findings detailed in a just-published study brings into question current theories on how galaxies, including our own Milky Way, were formed. The discoveries centre on what are called globular clusters – […]

Asteroid on collision course with Earth spotted hours before impact

Asteroid on collision course with Earth spotted hours before impact

Artist’s concept of a near-earth asteroid. NASA/JPL-CalTech A small asteroid discovered Saturday morning, determined to head for Earth, impacted the planet’s atmosphere just a few hours later, according to NASA. The cosmic boulder, named asteroid 2018 LA (and previously listed as ZLAF9B2), was estimated to be only about 6 feet (2 meters) across. It was […]

NASA Dives into Underwater Volcano in the Search of Life

NASA Dives into Underwater Volcano in the Search of Life

Most scientists believe that life can exist beyond Earth. After several exoplanet discoveries over the past decades, they have figured out what kinds of places could have a climate that is conducive to life. For instance, Saturn’s moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s moon Europa are prime candidates in search of life beyond Earth. Both moons display […]