NASA astronauts land for upcoming launch

Starliner astronauts landed on the Space Coast Thursday afternoon. The duo is two weeks away from leaving earth and launching on Boeing’s highly anticipated and highly delayed Starliner spacecraft.

Voyager 1: NASA may have just managed to save its historic spacecraft

Voyager 1 and 2 launched in 1977 and are NASA’s oldest and most distant robotic space travelers. An issue with Voyager 1’s code that began in November meant the spacecraft was unable to send back data from interstellar space. After some creative engineering to find a solution, Voyager teams got the first usable data from the spacecraft on April 20.

NASA seeks ideas for Mars sample return mission

NASA is rethinking how to bring samples from Mars back to Earth after a review found that current budget constraints would delay the Mars sample return mission to 2040 and cost more than $11 billion.

Delta IV Heavy rocket launches for final time from Florida

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket successfully launched the NROL-70 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for the final time on Tuesday afternoon. The rocket launched at 12:53 p.m. from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Central Florida.