How Jeff Bezos will blast into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for Tuesday’s debut flight from West Texas, just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenage tourist. The capsule is entirely automated, unlike Richard … Read more

Watching the 2021 Perseid meteor shower

CHICAGO (NewsNation) – One of the year’s best meteor showers, the Perseid, has begun dazzling stargazers across the U.S. At its peak, the shower provides 50 to 100 meteors an hour for skywatchers to see, according to NASA. Vermont space camp blends art, science, imagination The light show is visible in some places as early … Read more

Where does ‘space’ begin? Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin disagree on definition amid Richard Branson’s flight

(NEXSTAR) – Richard Branson became the first billionaire businessman to fly to space, at least as far as the U.S. and its definition of “space” is concerned. Branson’s successfully rocketed to an altitude of approximately 282,000 feet, or over 53 miles, on a Virgin Galactic space plane following Sunday morning’s launch from Truth or Consequences, … Read more

Computer trouble halts Hubble Space Telescope observation

Astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld are photographed during an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the December 1999 Hubble servicing mission of STS-103, flown by Discovery. The Hubble Space Telescope has been blindsided by computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said Wednesday. The orbiting observatory has been idle since Sunday when a … Read more