DSCOVR Mission to Launch This Evening

NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory mission is scheduled to launch this evening from Cape Canaveral, weather permitting. The DSCOVR satellite will orbit the sun in order to monitor solar wind that could affect our planet. Solar wind is highly variable, as it can lead to beautiful auroras, but can also impact electrical power grids. DSCOVR […]

Spacecraft Successfully Lands on Comet

Earlier today, the European Space Agency successfully landed its space probe, Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P. This landing marked the first controlled touch down on a comet in history. Philae separated from its mother ship, Rosetta, at 3:30 AM EST; it then floated toward the surface for the next seven hours. Shortly after […]