Space Shuttle

3D video lets you see where Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

3D video lets you see where Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Roughly the time we print this article, the “Eagle” touched down near the Sea of Tranquility, a massive basin that make up the “Man in the Moon”. In honor of such a monumental achievement, NASA has compiled 3D footage of the lunar landing site.

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SpaceX Dragon MK 2 being unveiled May 29

SpaceX Dragon MK 2 being unveiled May 29

The SpaceX Dragon MK 2 is coming, and will be unveiled in full next week. Via Twitter, SpaceX guru Elon Musk confirmed May 29 would be the day we get our first look at their new craft. Though he was light on details of the new craft, there are suggestions it will be a massive improvement over the original.

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Planned space missions face delays without Russian rocket engine

Planned space missions face delays without Russian rocket engine

Russia, who we rely on to get up to the ISS, is currently entertaining a ban on allowing the US use of their rocket engines. NASA, having hamstrung their rocket program not long ago, has no recourse for that action. SpaceX, which seems the only other option, isn’t quite ready for prime time. The fallout may cost the US $5 billion and delay up to 31 planned missions, The Pentagon says in a new report.

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Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Speaking at the 33rd annual International Space Development Conference last Friday, SpaceX’s Elon Musk spoke about the company’s plan to make commercial exploration of space possible. He touched on Mars as well, saying the progress they’ve made at SpaceX is aimed at getting a colony of humans on Mars, and the company is “making some progress in that direction”, but noted “not as fast as I'd like”.

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Expedition Crew 39 returns to earth after six months on ISS

Expedition Crew 39 returns to earth after six months on ISS

The Expedition 39 crew is back from their recent mission, having spent 188 days in orbit. They’ve completed 3,00 orbits of Earth since November, when they departed Earth for the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft touched down in Kazakhstan at 7:58am Kazakh time.

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SpaceX shows T9R launch ahead of Dragon mission to ISS

SpaceX shows T9R launch ahead of Dragon mission to ISS

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just posted video of a successful F9R launch, their re-usable rocket concept. The shuttle (pronounced “f-niner”, incidentally) is shown taking off, rising to 250 meters, then landing right next to the launch pad. Though this flight took place in Texas, SpaceX hopes moving venues will let them show off a bit more.

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X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

In its third run, the X-37B, which is a highly secretive and classified spacecraft, has set a new record for the number of days in space. This unmanned craft has crossed 469 days of orbiting on a mission that is tightly sealed and is reporting to the Air Force and the U.S. Military. There is a possibility that it could be testing new space-based surveillance technologies.

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Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

One year ago (and two days), the family of Neil Armstrong announced that this navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut passed away at the age of 82. Making known that Armstrong was a "reluctant American hero", his family said that he "always believed he was just doing his job." Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969, followed 20 minutes afterward by his crewmate Buzz Aldrin. MAKE SURE you have a look at the update at the end of this article - Armstrong didn't die twice!

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Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opening tomorrow at Kennedy Space Center

Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opening tomorrow at Kennedy Space Center

Joining Space Shuttles Endeavour, Discovery, and Enterprise, the Atlantis will open up to the public tomorrow at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Atlantis marked the end of an era and was the last Space Shuttle NASA sent up into space, which was launched on July 8, 2011 and returned to Earth almost two weeks later.

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iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

With a custom-made setup connecting an app, the iPhone, and a telescope together to take photos of space, one photographer has shown some surprisingly high-quality pics this week of our own moon. Jared Earle's custom build included the iPhone 4S, a 5-inch lens-toting Celestron spotter scope, a Magnifi accessory, and the app Cortex Camera. With these simple components, surprising results have appeared.

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NASA to hawk space shuttle facilities

NASA to hawk space shuttle facilities

Interested in buying a 15,000-foot runway? Or maybe a launch pad? It turns out that NASA is quietly planning to lease or sell off a few of its assets at the Kennedy Space Center. A list of items for sale apparently isn't available yet, but it's said that Launch Pad 39A, a runway, and the Launch Control Center are up for sale.

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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

If you live in Los Angeles and didn't get a chance to see the space shuttle Endeavour as it was towed down the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center, you have another chance starting today. This chance doesn't involve the space shuttle being towed down city streets, but you will be able see the space shuttle in its new Pavilion. This Pavilion is a temporary spot for the space shuttle until the air and space wing opens in about five years.

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