SpaceX Releases Official Falcon Heavy and Starman Launch Video

SpaceX Releases Official Falcon Heavy and Starman Launch Video

When Falcon Heavy lifted off, it became the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and...
Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars’ Surface

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars’ Surface

Locked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape it takes—remain a mystery to planetary geologists. Those things matter to mission planners, too: Future visitors to...