Space News

A New Glenn Is Coming

Sep 13, 2016

Commercial space company Blue Origin has named their latest rocket New Glenn.   WFIT's Rick Glasby has the story.

United Launch Alliance

The pressure is on for a first-of-its-kind mission launching from Cape Canaveral on Thursday. Sitting about a mile from the launch pad where a Falcon 9 rocket exploded this past week, the OSIRIS-REx probe will launch Thursday night atop an Atlas V rocket headed for an asteroid that could contain some of the oldest organic material in the solar system.

Business Insider

Here's the latest on this morning's explosion of a SpaceX rocket at Cape Canaveral tweeted by CEO Elon Musk:

To an Asteroid and Back

Aug 21, 2016

NASA's OSIRIS-REx will be the first U.S. mission to sample the surface of an asteroid, and return the sample to Earth.  WFIT's Rick Glasby was at the Kennedy Space Center to learn more about the spacecraft and the September 8th launch.