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Nailed it! SpaceX Launches Cargo to Space Station

SpaceX successfully launched a cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station today from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Bonus points: The Dragon cargo capsule on this mission is one one previously used to deliver cargo to the ISS and the [...]

SpaceX Reflies and Recovers Booster

Serious, big-time space history was made today: SpaceX successfully used a booster that it had used once before to boost a satellite . Let me say that again. For the first time in history a rocket has been used twice to boost a payload into orbit. [...]

Why Sunday’s SpaceX Launch Mattered

The launch on Sunday, February 19 of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center was very important for a few reasons. The specific NASA mission it launched is formally known as “CRS-10.”  “CRS” means [...]

SpaceX: Successful launch from historic Pad 39A

On Sunday SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the same launch pad Apollo 11 used on the first lunar landing flight in 1969, and the pad used for the first Space Shuttle launch in 1981. Although much of this important achievement was obscured from [...]

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

A panel of experts discusses the prospect of machines capable of autonomous reasoning Ted Greenwald writes: After decades as a sci-fi staple, artificial intelligence has leapt into the mainstream. Between Apple ’s Siri and Amazon ’s [...]

Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s ‘Superhero Robot’

Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this “female” robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars. What if NASA’s Robonaut grew legs and indulged in steroids? The result might be close to what NASA [...]