SpaceX faces NASA hurdle for Starship backup launch pad

SpaceX faces NASA hurdle for Starship backup launch pad

Prototype spacecraft are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site near Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – NASA wants Elon Musk’s SpaceX to make sure its plan to launch its next-generation Starship … Read more

Europe’s largest carnivorous dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

Europe's largest carnivorous dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

June 9 (Reuters) – Fossilized bones discovered on a rocky shore on England’s Isle of Wight are the remains of a carnivorous dinosaur that may be larger than any known from Europe, a beast that was a cousin of the largest recorded carnivorous dinosaur species. Paleontologists said on Thursday they found parts of the skeleton … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner capsule docks with space station during uncrewed flight test

Boeing's Starliner capsule docks with space station during uncrewed flight test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 (Reuters) – Boeing’s new Starliner crew capsule (BA.N) docked for the first time with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, completing a major goal in a test high-stakes overhaul flight into orbit without astronauts on board. The gumball-shaped CST-100 Starliner’s rendezvous with the orbital research outpost, which currently houses … Read more

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is in a row with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N), a key supplier of its Starliner spacecraft, as the U.S. aerospace giant rushes to test launch of the uncrewed astronaut capsule and repair its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is … Read more

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way, is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming all material, including the gas, dust and stars wandering in its immense gravitational pull. Scientists used the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more