Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA's Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (PA) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There … Read more

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch this past July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time that SpaceX will directly send a payload … Read more

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

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands on farm in southern NSW

Farmer Mick Miners (pictured) discovered the huge piece of space junk stuck in his property in the Snowy Mountains, south of Jindabyne

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX torpedoes into an Aussie farmer’s property – but it could end up being a VERY lucrative find Three-metre piece of space junk lands on farm in the Snowy Mountains, NSW Mick Miners located the object after his daughters heard a loud bang ANU space expert Brad … Read more

A powerful solar storm could take Earth to dark ages by pushing satellites off their orbits

A powerful solar storm could take Earth to dark ages by pushing satellites off their orbits

As the Sun reaches its peak solar activity, it is scary to imagine the destruction a powerful solar storm can do to the Earth. Notably, it can even destroy communication systems by shifting satellites out of their orbit. The first half of 2022 was packed with solar storms that struck the Earth. Some of them … Read more

Space junk potentially found in NSW Snowy Mountains paddocks

Space junk potentially found in NSW Snowy Mountains paddocks

A large piece of debris found in the middle of a sheep paddock could be space junk from a SpaceX mission, and linked to a large bang heard across the region earlier this month. Key points: Sheep farmers find large pieces of debris including serial numbers after a loud bang was heard earlier this month … Read more

SpaceX will break its own record for the most rocket launches in a year with next Starlink launch

Elon Musk's company conducted 31 successful launches in 2021, and matched that record for this year last Sunday.  Earlier this month, it marked the 100th time it has re-flown the Falcon 9

The rocket company SpaceX is due to break its own record for the most rocket launches in a calendar year this week. Elon Musk’s company conducted 31 successful launches in 2021, and has already matched that record this year with its most recent launch last Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to deliver another … 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

SpaceX Mounts Starship Booster on Texas Launch Tower

SpaceX Mounts Starship Booster on Texas Launch Tower

SpaceX’s massive Super Heavy booster stage is now standing (very) tall on the company’s launch pad in south Texas, as it awaits a series of tests and final checks. The company is eager to launch the fully stacked Starship rocket for a flight test as early as July, but a number of regulatory hurdles still … Read more