SpaceX Launches Satellite but Fails to Land Reusable Rocket

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Private space-launch company SpaceX carried a scientific satellite into orbit Sunday but failed again in an attempt to land the rocket undamaged for reuse on future missions. The Jason-3, a U.S. -European oceanography satellite, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California atop SpaceX’s unmanned Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is designed to gather… Read more »

Space Forum Guest Speaker: Shaun Whitehead

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The Space Forum team is proud to announce that Shaun Whitehead, will be a guest speaker at the Space Forum 2016 which will take place on May 10-11, 2016, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg.       Shaun Whitehead is a creative engineer, adventurer, artist, presenter, author and entrepreneur, or creationeer for short! He… Read more »

Saturn the Mighty

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It is easy to forget just how large Saturn is, at around 10 times the diameter of Earth. And with a diameter of about 72,400 miles (116,500 kilometers), the planet simply dwarfs its retinue of moons. One of those satellites, Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across), is seen here at lower right.   This… Read more »