SpaceX Approaches Key Survival Test for Manned Missions

Tomorrow, Elon Musk’s space logistics company SpaceX is scheduled to perform one of the final tests of its Crew Dragon capsule for manned missions to and from low-Earth orbit.

This Week in Space: NASA Launches Landsat 1 on January 13, 1972

This week in 1972, NASA launched the Earth Resources Technology Satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was later renamed Landsat 1.

This Week in Space! January 6, 1905: Charles Perrine Discovers a New Moon of Jupiter

This week in 1905, Charles Dillon Perrine discovered a new moon of Jupiter, later named Elara (from Greek mythology, the mother of the giant Tityus and fathered by Zeus).

Christina Koch New Record Holder for Longest Space Mission by a Woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is the new record holder for the single longest space mission by a woman, besting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.

SpaceX Approaches Key Survival Test for Manned Missions

This Week in Space: NASA Launches Landsat 1 on January 13, 1972

This Week in Space! January 6, 1905: Charles Perrine Discovers a New Moon of Jupiter

Christina Koch New Record Holder for Longest Space Mission by a Woman

Assuming an asteroid is on an imminent collision course with Earth, there are a number of ways we might prevent it. The asteroid could be slowed down, sped up, or by slightly changing its trajectory just enough so that it does not intersect with Earth’s orbit when and where Earth happens to be.