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Any NASA Apollo mission in history, explained

Nearly 50 years have passed since NASA's Apollo 8 mission orbited the Moon for the first time in history. On December 21, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell left the Kennedy Space Center to fly around the moon. They spent 20 hours orbiting the lunar orbit and returned home in space after more than six days. The …

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Rocket Lab launches first satellites for NASA in "perfect" mission

"Only four weeks have passed since the company's first commercial launch last month," said Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck before launching CNBC. " " Rockets at least once a month, Beck added. Rocket Lab is another milestone: The company announced a $ 140 million investment round in November, led by the Australian Sovereign Fund. This new funding will help Rocket …

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Rocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA

WASHINGTON – A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. The Electron rocket lifted off the company's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 1:33 am. Eastern. The rocket is a kick stage containing the 13 satellites into orbit nine minutes after launch. About 40 minutes, later, the kick stage ignited for a 90-second …

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See it! Pictures of Comet 46P / Wirtanen | The today's picture

<! – -> Jack Fusco Photography in California wrote: "Hello EarthSky! I'm so excited to show my first photo of comet 46P / Wirtanen. We took our boxer Kona to the Anza Borrego desert and came home with a new family photo. 🙂 I also shared some behind-the-scenes and outtakes on my blog. "Great photo and thanks for the photo …

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The & # 39; Christmas Comet & # 39; will be visible from Earth on Sunday

This comet image was taken on Dec. 2 by an iTelescope 50mm refractor at an observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico. (Photo: Alex Cherney, NASA) Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, transmitted, rewritten or redistributed. This comet image was taken on Dec. 2 by an iTelescope 50mm refractor at an observatory near Mayhill, …

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Rocket Lab launches from Hawke's Bay as the weather improves

ROCKET LAB The Rocket Lab-Electron missile test was launched earlier this year from the Mahia Peninsula. Rocket Lab has made it back into space after unfavorable weather was cleared at Hawke's Bay on Sunday. It was the second commercial flight of the New Zealand-based company and the first since its partnership with the US space agency Nasa. The company announced …

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Great photos! The Geminid meteor shower of 2018 in pictures

<div data-cycle-pager-template = ""> Fire and Light Credit: Ian Forsyth / Getty Above a railway viaduct in Saltburn By The Sea (United Kingdom), a single meteor from the Geminid meteor shower leaves a trail of evening sky. <div data-cycle-pager-template = ""> From a Rocky Passover Credit: Ian Forsyth / Getty The Geminid meteor shower originating from the 3200 Phaethon asteroid …

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