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Secret US Spy Satellite Heading to Low-Earth Orbit, SpaceX Launch License Shows
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) isn't saying much about its new spy satellite, now scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday (May 1), but it will be heading into low-Earth orbit, SpaceX's launch license shows.
30/04/2017
Watch Live Monday! SpaceX to Launch US Spy Satellite @ 7 am ET
On Monday, May 1, SpaceX will launch the classified satellite NROL-76 for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office and you can watch it live here. Liftoff is set for 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT).
30/04/2017
Rocket Sensor Glitch Scrubs SpaceX's First Spy Satellite Launch
SpaceX has pushed back its first launch of a U.S military satellite for Monday (May 1) after a sensor issue triggered a 24-hour delay on Sunday (April 30).
30/04/2017
SpaceX Breaks Up US Spy Satellite Launch Monopoly | Video
When the private spaceflight company launches the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite, designated NROL-76, a 10-year stretch where every U.S. military and national security satellite was launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) will end.
29/04/2017
Watch SpaceX Launch a Military Spy Satellite for 1st Time Sunday
Breaking a 10-year monopoly by United Launch Alliance (ULA), SpaceX will launch a satellite into orbit on a classified mission this morning (April 28) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
29/04/2017
Braille Guide Gives Users a Feel for 2017 Solar Eclipse
A new tactile guide lets everyone learn more about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse — even people who won't be able see it.
29/04/2017
Watch Astronauts Play Ping-Pong with Water in Ultra-HD
In the first live 4k video stream from the International Space Station on Wednesday (April 26), NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer wowed viewers by playing with water in zero-G.
29/04/2017
'Grand Finale' at Saturn Begins: Cassini Spacecraft's 1st Ring Dive in Pictures
On April 26, 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped through the space between Saturn and its rings. Here are the first photos from the epic encounter.
29/04/2017
The Late Heavy Bombardment: A Violent Assault on Young Earth
Debris from space bombarded Earth billions of years ago and may have delivered water to the hot, young planet.
29/04/2017
Can Bill Nye — or Any Other Science Show — Really Save the World?
Netflix's new talk show, "Bill Nye Saves the World," debuted the night before people around the world joined together to demonstrate and March for Science.
28/04/2017
Straight Out of 'Star Wars': This 'Death Star' Laser Actually Works
Scientists used a diamond crystal to increase power of multiple laser beams into one super-powered beam.
28/04/2017
NASA's $200M Spacesuit Problem Threatens Its Deep-Space Exploration Plans
NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep-space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.
28/04/2017
May Full Moon 2017: When to See the 'Flower Moon' in Bloom
While we can't guarantee that April's showers will bring May flowers, you can definitely count on a full Flower Moon to arrive in May.
28/04/2017
Presidential Visions for Space Exploration: From Ike to Trump
A brief look at how each American president helped shape and steer American activities in space.
28/04/2017
Virgin Galactic Aims to Fly Space Tourists in 2018, CEO Says
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is on track to begin commercial passenger spaceflights before the end of 2018, the company's chief executive said.
28/04/2017
'We Don't Planet' Episode 1: What's the Structure of the Sun?
Learn all about the structure of the sun in the first episode of the astrophysics video-explainer series "We Don't Planet."
28/04/2017
The First 100 Days: What Trump Has Done on Space So Far
The Trump administration has already moved aggressively in a number of areas, such as tax policy, health care, immigration and environmental regulation. But it hasn't done a lot regarding space science and exploration.
28/04/2017
NASA and Trump: What Happened in Space in the 1st 100 Days | Video
NASA highlights some of their work and milestones during the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
28/04/2017
The Lego Has Landed! NASA Apollo Saturn V Moon Landing Set in Pictures
NASA's iconic Saturn V moon rocket and Apollo lunar landings get the Lego treatment in the NASA Apollo Saturn V Lego set. The set includes 1,969 pieces and debuts in June 2017.
28/04/2017
SpaceX Poised for First Military Launch Sunday
SpaceX is preparing to launch a classified spacecraft into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office, breaking United Launch Alliance's 10-year monopoly on launching U.S. military and national security satellites.
28/04/2017