Drone shatters passenger jet’s nosecone & radar during landing (PHOTOS)

Published time: 13 Dec, 2018 22:42 A drone has collided with a passenger airplane in Mexico, mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft. An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 collided with the remote-controlled craft while approaching the airport […]

NASA picks a landing spot on Mars for its 2020 rover

Enlarge / The delta within Jezero Crater. (credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/Brown University) On Monday, NASA announced that it had chosen a landing spot for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover. The site (more or less at center here) is called Jezero Crater, and it contains a delta formed by flowing water. NASA says that landing in its difficult […]

Neil Armstrong’s fate after the moon landing reflects America’s declining trust in the government and interest in a space program

NASA via Getty Images Neil Armstrong‘s moon landing was a first in human history. Armstrong’s accomplishment briefly united a nation torn over the Vietnam war, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, and the riots of 1968. However, Armstrong’s fate after his “giant leap for all mankind” mirrored that of public interest in the […]

Soyuz spacecraft launch fails, astronauts set for emergency landing

NASA is reporting that there has been an “issue with the booster” on the Soyuz craft that’s currently taking astronauts Nick Hague of NASA and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to the International Space Station (ISS). Details are sparse at the moment, but it appears that the capsule is making a “ballistic descent,” descending at a high […]

Watch SpaceX’s first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

SpaceX may be an old hand at rocket landings by this point, but there are still a few firsts left. The private spaceflight company is launching Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:21PM Eastern (7:21PM Pacific), and you’ll want to watch what happens on the way down. If all goes according […]