Newly Fallen Space Junk in Australia Likely Belongs to SpaceX

Newly Fallen Space Junk in Australia Likely Belongs to SpaceX

The SpaceX Dragon Capsule carried four astronauts to the ISS in November 2020. Photo: NASA Pieces of debris found on Australian farmland are suspected of originating from a SpaceX mission that launched nearly two years ago. It seems likely that the parts belong to SpaceXaim the private space company has yet to own up to … Read more

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

This Chinese-made Long March 5B Y2 rocket launched in April, 2021, but this type of rocket has been cited at least twice for parts left in orbit striking the Earth upon reentry.Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun (PA) Sorry kids, but when you’re wishing on a falling star, those flashing streaks in the night sky might actually … Read more

Watch Live as Boeing’s Starliner Undocks from ISS

Watch Live as Boeing's Starliner Undocks from ISS

Starliner during the ISS docking procedure on May 20. Photo: NASA Johnson Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner has been cleared to depart the International Space Station, setting the stage for the final act in this important end-to-end demonstration of the system. You can watch all of the live action right here. Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) is … Read more

How To Watch Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

How To Watch Boeing's Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

Conceptual view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Picture: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost … Read more

How To Watch Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

How To Watch Boeing's Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

Conceptual view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Picture: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost … Read more

Cars With Active Driving Assistance Tech Crash During AAA Test

Cars With Active Driving Assistance Tech Crash During AAA Test

Photo: Harold Cunningham (Getty Images) The long road towards autonomous vehicles just hit another speed bump. Despite lofty performance promises from carmakers seeking an autonomous future, recent testing from AAA revealed “inconsistent performance” with more basic active driving assistance (ADA) that resulted in vehicles crashing repeatedly into cars and a bicycles. Head-on collisions occurred during … Read more

How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

How to Build Your Own 'Smokeless' Fire Pit

Photo: The Image Party (Shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more