Space News

As part of NASA's twins study, astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space while his twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on Earth. That year on the space station makes Scott Kelly the American record holder for consecutive days in space. To get through that year, he had a routine.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on its fifth mission. SpaceX is targeting launch of OTV-5 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The primary launch window opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:50 a.m. EDT or 13:50 UTC, and closes at 2:55 p.m. EDT or 18:55 UTC. A backup launch window is available on Friday, September 8. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

President Trump's pick for the next leader of NASA is a fighter pilot who wants Americans to return to the moon but doesn't believe that humans are causing climate change.

Photo Credit: Rick Glasby

The Sonic BAT (sonic boom and atmospheric turbulence) project is collecting audio along the Space Coast with the goal of designing quieter supersonic aircraft.  WFIT's Rick Glasby files this report from the Kennedy Space Center.

Phot: Rick Glasby

NASA and United Launch Alliance are ready to send a new communications satellite into orbit on Friday morning.  The 40-minute launch window opens at 8:03AM.  WFIT's Rick Glasby was out at the launch pad, and filed this report.

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