SpaceX Launches Next-Generation Private Falcon 9 Rocket

The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched the first of its new-and-improved Falcon 9 rockets from the California coast Sunday (Sept. 29), an ambitious test flight that also marked the company's first flight from the West Coast.

Planetary Resources Raises $1.5 Million, Commits To Asteroid Hunt

SEATTLE — Planetary Resources' crowdfunding campaign for a space telescope closed out on Sunday with $1.5 million in pledges, which was enough to go ahead with a crowdsourcing campaign to hunt down potentially hazardous asteroids.

Huge Asteroid's Earth Flyby Captured In New Video

A newly released video of a giant asteroid's Earth flyby last week reveals key details about the enigmatic space rock and its attendant moon.

The enormous asteroid 1998 QE2 sailed past our planet at a distance of 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers) on May 31, making its closest approach for at least the next two centuries.

Antares Conducts A Flawless Maiden Launch

Orbital Sciences Corporation have – at the third launch attempt – launched their new Antares rocket’s maiden flight on Sunday. Following two scrubs over the past few days, an issue-free count was followed by a flawless debut mission, as Antares successfully lofted a Cygnus Mass Simulator into orbit.

About 1,100 Injured As Meteorite Hits Russia With Force Of Atomic Bomb

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people.

NSS Kickstarter Clears The Tower

I’m pleased to report that the National Space Society Kickstarter project is off to a roaring start!We launched early yesterday morning and the entire day was a hurricane of emails and phone calls.By the end of the day we had been designated by Kickstarter as a popular campaign and word about our project is only starting to get out there.

ULA Atlas V Launches X-37B On OTV-3 Mission

United Launch Alliance have launched the third X-37B mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff of the spaceplane, aboard an Atlas V 501 from Space Launch Complex 41, is scheduled for 18:03 UTC (13:03 EST).

Our Future in Space - A National Space Society Video

NSS Kickstarter campaign image: Mars from a Young Perspective.

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A powerful vision of the future of space development. Space enthusiasts, this NSS video is for you! To learn more, Check out the Kickstarter Project (opens in a new window).