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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.

Elon Musk Launches Secret Robot Space Shuttle. No, Seriously.

The tech billionaire’s SpaceX just launched the Air Force’s mysterious X-37B—its first strictly military mission and the latest milestone in his drive to disrupt transportation.

SpaceX Sends Mysterious Air Force Minishuttle Into Orbit

SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit, the AP reports. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, as schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma. It's the fifth flight for one of these...

SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma hits Florida

Crewless aircraft blasts off from Kennedy space center on Thursday Shuttle takes off for secret mission as businesses boarded up for Irma SpaceX launched the US air force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, blasting off from Kennedy space center in Florida as schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma. Show More Summary

SpaceX set to launch the X-37B, the Pentagon’s secretive autonomous space drone

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

In the Pentagon's vast arsenal there is little quite like it: a super-secret space drone that looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, but orbits the Earth for months, even years, at a time. Doing what? The Air Force won't say. On the tarmac, the X-37B, as it is called, looks tiny, standing not […]

Mercedes-Benz to deploy ride-sharing shuttles in London this year

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Following its partnership with Uber earlier this year, Daimler is making more inroads in the ride-sharing space through a newly announced partnership with US-based startup Via. The collaboration will see Mercedes-Benz vans take to the...Show More Summary

Image: Section of Hubble solar wing

A deceptively valuable wall hanging: this section of the NASA–ESA Hubble Space Telescope's solar array flew for eight years in space before being returned to Earth aboard a Space Shuttle, and is now displayed at ESA's technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert

A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return from orbit.

Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert

A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle has been carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter in a precursor to a free flight in … Click to Continue »

Private companies drive 'new space race' at NASA center

For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

Transformation Underway at Kennedy Space Center

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Six years after the retirement of the space shuttle, the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is being transformed into a multi-user spaceport. Several flight tests, including a crewed mission, are planned for new spacecraft in 2018. (Aug. 30)        

Rare NASA flight suits sell for pennies at thrift store - CNET

Two Florida college students stumble on an incredible piece of NASA space shuttle history at a discount sale.

NASA’s Golden Records Coming Back to Life, 40 Years Later

Golden records were brought aboard the Voyager space shuttle. Each record contained greetings in 55 languages, music and images - the idea was to give extraterrestrials an idea of life on earth. They are now being recreated as a box set and a book.

Gerson: Faced with Tragedy, Trump Babbles

Michael Gerson: One of the difficult but primary duties of the modern presidency is to speak for the nation in times of tragedy. A space shuttle explodes. An elementary school is attacked. The twin towers come down in a heap of ash and twisted steel. Show More Summary

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

The current astrology means adventure. If you can't get on an airplane or the Space Shuttle, try taking a road trip of at least two hours and one overnight. You may be busy, but this will help you... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Breaking Into a Russian Space Launch Facility to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Photographer and world traveler Bob Thissen of Exploring the Unbeaten Path and a team of adventurers went on a journey to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, world’s first and largest Russian space launch facility in southern Kazakhstan. They checked out a hidden hangar housing an abandoned Soviet space shuttle that was part of the Buran program in...

ARCHEOLOGY: Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan. At 76 tons (69 metric to…

ARCHEOLOGY: Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan. At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. The dinosaur’s fossils were found in southern Argentina in 2012. Researchers who examined and dated them said the long-necked creature was the biggest of a group of large dinosaurs called […]

Behemoth dinosaur proclaimed biggest ever discovered

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

Patagotitan mayorum weighed as much as space shuttle, dwarfed T. rex, walked Earth some 100 million years ago

From space plane to sky crane: How part of a space shuttle landed a rover on Mars

Did you know that hardware from one of NASA's retired space shuttle orbiters played a critical role in the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars five years ago?

Breaking Into A Russian Military Base To See An Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Breaking into a Russian military base is a bad idea no matter who you are or what you're after, but urban explorer group Exploring The Unbeaten Path felt it was worth the risk to see some Soviet-era Buran programme space shuttles. And...Show More Summary

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