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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched the Air Force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.

The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, as schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma. 241 more words

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Canada's two new astronauts get rousing ovation at space agency near Montreal

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey have no shortage of tasks to accomplish as the new Canadian astronauts navigate their space careers, but one remains high on their to-do lists: inspiring the next generation. 570 more words

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SpaceX craft returns to Earth after 2nd space station trip

LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX Dragon capsule that brought supplies to the International Space Station has splashed down as planned in the Pacific Ocean.

SpaceX announced on Twitter that the Dragon hit the water off the California coast shortly after 5 a.m. 90 more words

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Our 2007 Road Trip, Part 7: Space, So Near Yet So Far

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

Every year since 1999 Anne and I have taken a road trip to a different part of the United States and seen attractions, marvels, history, and institutions we didn’t have back home in Indianapolis.

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'A new generation': SpaceX Dragon capsule makes return trip to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday — a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery. 450 more words

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