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 […]

Video: Simultaneous Landing Leads to Fiery Crash in Sudan

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SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing

Enlarge / SpaceX launched a similar satellite, Telstar 19 Vantage, in July of this year. (credit: SpaceX) 12:55am ET Monday Update: A little more than an hour after its launch window opened—the delay was due to remnant thunderstorms in the area—SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida early on Monday morning. The rocket’s first stage […]

Moon landing movie stirs controversy by leaving out American flag

One small step for man, one giant sh*tstorm for the internet. A new Canadian-directed Neil Armstrong biopic drew fierce criticism after it left out the iconic planting of the star-spangled banner on the moon. ‘First Man’ opened to rave reviews from audiences at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday for Canadian actor Ryan Gosling’s portrayal […]

Flights: Jet2 plane makes ‘petrifying full speed’ emergency landing as wing flaps BREAK

A Jet2 flight was forced to execute a “full speed” emergency landing at Manchester Airport after the wing flaps – which serve to slow the plane down – broke before landing. The flight from Crete was due to land at Leeds Bradford Airport but began circling at around midnight on Friday after a delayed take-off […]

Scared dog forces emergency landing after opening luggage compartment mid-flight

A passenger jet was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow after a small dog, which somehow opened the luggage compartment from the inside, triggered an alarm onboard. The commander of a Boeing 737 travelling from St. Petersburg informed the ground services of the complications as it was approaching the Russian capital on […]

Poldark season 4: Actress reveals she only watched ONE episode before landing new role 

Poldark season four is heating up as Ross (played by Aidan Turner) embarks on life as a politician in Westminster, leaving Demelza (Eleanor May Tomlinson) and his mine in Cornwall.  In upcoming scenes, BBC One viewers will see Reverend Osborne Whitworth’s (Christian Brassington) mother, Lady Whitworth reappear as the storyline thickens. And Rebecca Front, who plays the […]