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  • SpaceX May Launch EchoStar 23 Satellite Early Thursday: Watch It Live

    March 14, 2017 6:06 AM 17

    This story was updated at 2 a.m. EST Tuesday (March 14) after SpaceX scrubbed that day's launch attempt due to bad weather. SpaceX may launch a commercial communications satellite in the wee hours of Thursday morning (March 16), and, if it does, you can watch the liftoff live. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar 23 satellite was scheduled

  • Here's the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it

    March 10, 2017 7:29 PM 14

    So, do that. Get rid of any gunk that’s stuck in your keyboard using compressed air. Then you can spray your microfiber cloth — here’s my imaginary microfiber cloth — with your electronics cleaner. There it is. Tap it off on the back of your hand. Too much moisture on a cloth, especially around electronics, very bad thing. Oh, and another rule — never

  • Lost and found: NASA tracks down missing lunar spacecraft

    March 10, 2017 1:26 PM 23

    It made history as India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft. Then it vanished. Nearly a decade later, NASA has located two unmanned spacecraft orbiting the moon, including India's Chandrayaan-1, which went quiet in 2009. Scientists used a new ground radar to locate the spacecraft -- one active and one dormant -- orbiting the moon, NASA said Thursday

  • SpaceX to send first tourists around the moon next year

    February 28, 2017 8:29 AM 36

    Two paying passengers are to travel using spaceship under development for Nasa SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for Nasa astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company have announced. The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight

  • SpaceX Says it Will Fly 2 People to Moon Next Year

    February 28, 2017 2:03 AM 33

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad. Two people

  • Can SpaceX actually fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 1:06 AM 19

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight

  • Can SpaceX really fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 12:38 AM 21

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight

  • TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

    February 23, 2017 7:16 AM 17

    The ultracool star TRAPPIST-1, located about 40 light-years from Earth, hosts at least seven exoplanets, most likely rocky worlds the size of Earth and smaller. The star boasts not only the largest number of Earth-like worlds in a single system known to date, but also the most planets that could host liquid water on their surfaces. Of the seven planets

  • Searching for Life on 7 Nearby Alien Worlds: How Scientists Will Do It

    February 22, 2017 11:22 PM 23

    The hunt for signs of life on seven nearby exoplanets will likely begin just a few years from now. An international research team announced today (Feb. 22) that seven roughly Earth-size alien worlds orbit the small, dim star TRAPPIST-1, which lies just 39 light-years from Earth. (For perspective: Our Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light-years wide. The closest

  • 7 warm ‘Earthlike’ planets discovered orbiting a nearby star

    February 22, 2017 7:27 PM 16

    A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. “Before this, if you wanted to study terrestrial planets, we had only four of them and they were all in our solar system,” said lead author Michaël Gillon, an exoplanet researcher at the University of Liège in Belgium. “Now we have seven Earth-sized