SpaceX capsule brings four astronauts home from six-month mission | Space News

SpaceX capsule brings four astronauts home from six-month mission |  Space News

The third long-duration astronaut team launched by SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) has safely returned to Earth, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida to end months of orbital research ranging from space-grown chillies to robots. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying three American NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency … Read more

Rocket Lab helicopter catches rocket booster, then drops it | Space News

Rocket Lab helicopter catches rocket booster, then drops it |  Space News

The company’s test is partially successful as it attempts to make its boosters reusable. Launch firm Rocket Lab USA Inc has captured a falling rocket stage out of the air with a helicopter before dropping it in the ocean, appearing to achieve a partially successful test of the company’s novel cost-savings approach. The demonstration on … Read more

Infographic: What has Elon Musk said on Twitter? | Infographic News

Infographic: What has Elon Musk said on Twitter?  |  Infographic News

An analysis of more than 12,500 of Musk’s tweets from 2010 to 2021 highlights new Twitter owner’s favorite topics. The world’s richest person, Elon Musk, has struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44bn. Musk, who is worth some $270bn, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock and make the platform a bastion … Read more

First all-private astronaut mission to ISS readies for liftoff | Space News

First all-private astronaut mission to ISS readies for liftoff |  Space News

The International Space Station (ISS) is set to become busier than usual this week when its crew welcomes on board four new colleagues from Houston-based startup Axiom Space, the first all-private astronaut team ever flown to the orbiting outpost. The launch is being hailed by the company NASA and other industry players as a turning … Read more