SpaceX Falcon 9 certified for medium risk NASA launches

Posted in Hardware on 18th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

SpaceX has been certified by NASA for Falcon 9 rockets to carryout Category 2 space missions. These are 'medium risk' launches such as satellites and less expensive space probes.

Russian rocket carrying satellite burns up over Siberia

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Russia's space programme has experienced a series of mishaps in recent months.

Russia delays ISS astronauts' return after Progress failure

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

There are currently six astronauts on board the International Space Station. Russia has delayed the return of three astronauts following the failure of its supply spaceship.

Russia's lost cargo spacecraft will fall to Earth in 2 weeks and burn up in the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

No one can establish a clear line of communication with the cargo ship.

Putin Says Russia Will Build Its Own Space Station by 2023

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Putin said his country is planning to create its own orbital space station by 2023, just as the operational life of the current International Space Station is due to wind down.