An out of this world selfie: Spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie”. He was performing maintenance on the Canadaarm2.
Holy viral rocket video Batman! This YouTube video is shot from a Hexacopter Drone: The video by SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) test flight at their rocket development facility. The F9R lifts off to a height of approximately 250m, … Continued
A huge coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred yesterday at 19:49 Eastern time. It happened when sunspot numbered Region 1990 returned to our view and promptly erupted, producing an X4.9-class solar flare. This is the strongest flare of the year and … Continued
Just in case you didn’t think India was a superpower like China: A press release today from ISRO (the Indian Space Research Organisation) announced its Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has successfully left Earth orbit. “The critical manoeuvre to place India’s Mars Orbiter … Continued
In case you forgot that China is a superpower, here is a reminder: in about an half an hour China will launch its lunar rover mission from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province (southern China). The landing module … Continued
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to return to Earth later today. For the last five months he has been in command of the International Space Station. Russian Roman Romanenko and American Tom Marshburn will join Hadfield in the Russian … Continued
Two comets will reach their peak brightness during the next two weeks: Comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS). According to NASA, Comet Lemmon will be just barely visible to the unaided eye before sunset in southern skies … Continued