A steel strut holding a bottle of helium likely gave way, causing the liquid oxygen tank in the upper-stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to over-pressurize, triggering an explosion minutes after launch last month, company chief executive Elon Musk said Monday.
Could 'targeted' LEDs be the future of extraterrestrial horticulture? According to researchers, these tiny electrical components could lead a revolution in fine-tuning food production off (and on) Earth.
Like many rocket launch companies, SpaceX learned some its most valuable lessons from the school of hard knocks before nailing an impressive string of 18 successful Falcon 9 missions.
Exploring interstellar space would require a paradigm change in our way of thinking.
Next week, Discovery News will be participating in the Convergence conference -- a meeting of some of the greatest physics minds on the planet.
Ready for your close-up? How spacecraft changed our image of moons, planets and other objects in our solar system.
NASA hopes to match commercial efforts in the future satellite-repair industry.
Ground control teams hope to get confirmation early Monday that an experimental spacecraft successfully deployed its solar sail, a key milestone to prepare for an operational mission next year.
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