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Tag: Spacecraft

Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip

Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip
Way back in 2004, the European Space Agency launched a spacecraft called Rosetta on¬†a mission to enter orbit around a comet and send a lander to its surface. The comet is called 67P/CG, and after ten years in transit, Rosetta has finally¬†reached the comet and is now preparing…

NASA Flying Saucer is Its Latest Experimental Vehicle

NASA Flying Saucer is Its Latest Experimental Vehicle
NASA has unveiled its latest flying test vehicle called thee Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project or LDSD. The project has created a vehicle that looks like the flying saucers we normally expect to see in science fiction. NASA completed the vehicle final assembled at the Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility in…
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Dream Chaser Prototype Spacecraft Suffers Landing Gear “Anomaly” after Free Flight Test

Dream Chaser Prototype Spacecraft Suffers Landing Gear “Anomaly” after Free Flight Test
One of the three private space companies that NASA has invested significant money in to develop private spacecraft is Sierra Nevada Corporation. The company has a lifting-body spacecraft called Dream Chaser that reminds me a bit of the retired Space Shuttle. Sierra Nevada conducted the first free flying test of…

NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon

NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon
A couple days ago, I mentioned that NASA was planning to crash its Twin GRAIL spacecraft into the surface of the moon. What we didn’t know at the time that NASA was going to dub the impact location on the moon’s surface the Sally K. Ride Impact Site, in honor…

NASA Plans to Crash Spacecraft onto the Surface of the Moon

NASA Plans to Crash Spacecraft onto the Surface of the Moon
NASA has had twin spacecraft orbiting the moon for a long time called the GRAIL mission probes. GRAIL stands for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. The twin spacecraft are called Ebb and Flow. The two spacecraft performed their missions as expected and are no longer needed.…

Air Force to Launch X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Today

Air Force to Launch X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Today
The United States Air Force has flown its experimental X-37B orbital test vehicle on several occasions. What exactly the spacecraft did while it was in orbit is unknown. What we do know is that in June of this year the spacecraft landed after spending over 15 months in orbit.…

Retro Ufo USB Flash Drive is Totally Out of This World

Retro Ufo USB Flash Drive is Totally Out of This World
The aliens have landed! They’ve invaded your laptop and are reading all of your data! Or are they saving all your data and flying it off to the mothership to protect it? These fun UFO USB flash drives come to us courtesy of crafter OrigamiMe (yeah, I know this isn’t…
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