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Gene Cernan, a captain in the U.S. Navy and the last man to land on the moon sadly passed away at age 82 this week.Cernan flew in space three times and travelled twice to the moon, he was the second American to walk in space, and the last human to walk on the lunar surface.His family said the following about it in a statement to NASA: "It ...
Tracking what's going on in space can be hard, with so many launches planned and constant changing of launch dates and times, you will soon find that tracking these fantastic events can be extremely difficult.So today we decided to take the hard work away for you and have created a Google Calendar to help you track the space events of 2017, whi...
Today it was announced that Orbital ATK's next Cygnus cargo delivery mission for NASA on March 16th.The news was announced by NASA officials this week, revealing that an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft on that date, lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 16th to ...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has today confirmed that they have issued a launch license to SpaceX to allow it to return to flight with their Falcon 9 rocket, allowing them to launch on January 8th as planned, however, that plan has since been delayed by a day so the launch is now January 9th, as long as the weather permits.The F...
Today the NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough will be completing a spacewalk on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) to upgrade the station's power systems.During the spacewalk, the astronauts will be swapping out the old nickel-hydrogen batteries with new and more efficient lithium-ion batteries.It will be Kim...