space

ISS crew members return to Earth

Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhastan (NBC) — NASA astronaut Jeff Williams along with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka Roscosmos, returned home to Earth today on board a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew landed just southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhastan. As the Soyuz was preparing to land, …

SpaceX explosion caught on camera

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning. It happened during a test firing at the space launch Complex 40. SpaceX uses the pad to send satellites and rockets that carry supplies to the …

Juno meets Jupiter

(NBC News) — For the first time in two decades, the United States has a spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. It took five years, but the Juno probe slipped into orbit around the solar system’s largest planet late last night. After a journey of …

NASA releases video of Aurora Borealis in pace

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — NASA has released stunning footage of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis shot from the International Space Station. The five-minute clip features time-lapse shots in ultra-high definition. The Aurora Borealis can be seen in at high northern latitudes, …

Erickson Inc. working with NASA

Medford, Ore. — Local aviation company Erickson Incorporated will be assisting a special client. The company is contracted to work with NASA in support of their initial phases of a 3rd generation mid-air retrieval project. The project, as the name suggests, is …