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Dave Adalian

Launches: Surprise rollout for Artemis 1 today

On today's Launches blog ... NASA will roll out the SLS for the Artemis 1 moonshot early, starting at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 16.
Space

Launches and spaceflight updates: Week of August 8, 2022

Looking for this week’s Launches blog? Click here. EarthSky’s Launches blog, with Dave Adalian and Lia De La Cruz, brings...

South Korea’s 1st moon mission liftoff!

South Korea's 1st moon mission launched on August 4, 2022. The mission carries NASA's Shadowcam to seek out water on the moon.
Space

Launches and spaceflight updates: Week of August 1, 2022

Launches updates for the week of August 1, 2022: South Korea launches its first moon mission, Elon Musk hints at a date for Starship, and more.
Space

Launches and spaceflight updates: Week of July 25, 2022

China launched an unknown payload on Friday (July 29, 2022). An uncontrolled re-entry was planned, for the 2nd time this month.

Launches and spaceflight updates for week of July 18, 2022

Launches and spaceflight updates for the week of July 18, 2022. Pop band goes to space. Will Artemis 1 launch on August 29? SpaceX breaks a record. Buzz Aldrin sells moon memorabilia.
Space

SpaceX assessing damage after Booster 7 explosion

A fuel explosion interrupted a static engine test of the SpaceX Starship super-heavy-lift vehicle.
Space

Minotaur II+ missile explodes over California

A Minotaur II+ missile exploded seconds after its launch late Wednesday night (July 6, 2022) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Space

SLS v Starship: It’s a mini space race!

Will Starship beat SLS to space? Will SLS beat Starship? With Starship's FAA approval, and SLS's multiple delays, it's SLS v Starship in a mini space race!
Human World

When did humans tame fire? Study suggests 1 million years ago

When did humans tame fire? Probably early humans used fire from lightning strikes a million years ago. But when did we learn to control it?