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Dave Adalian

Goodbye, Rock Friend! Mars rover loses pet rock

Fans react as the Perseverance Mars rover loses its pet rock, Rock Friend, this week after more than a year together. Thanks for the ride, NASA!

Historic Starship launch, success. Explosive finale!

The SpaceX Starship launched successfully on Thursday, April 20. Details here, plus a place to rewatch the broadcast stream.

Midnight SpaceX launch was a success. Falcon 9 returned to pad

Success for the midnight SpaceX launch on April 14-15, 2023. The launch - from California - was expected to be visible from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

$25K reward offered for meteorite from daylight fireball

A museum is offering a $25,000 reward for a piece of a meteorite that fell on April 8, 2023 on the US-Canada border.

Blue blob colony creatures invade California beaches

Blue blob colony creatures are washing up by the millions on California beaches. They are called by-the-wind sailors.

California superbloom carpets landscape in color

The California superbloom is underway for 2023. Drought conditions followed by copious rain led to this beautiful floral outburst. Learn more here.

Indian rocket launch completes OneWeb satellite constellation

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 36 satellites for the OneWeb internet constellation on March 26, 2023.

World’s 1st 3D-printed rocket: Beautiful launch, but no joy

Relativity launched the world's 1st 3D-printed rocket yesterday, March 22, 2023. But the rocket failed to achieve orbit after the 1st stage.

Another atmospheric river is slamming California

Another atmospheric river will slam California today, March 14, 2023, bringing dangerous rainfall amounts and additional flooding.

Japanese rocket fails to make orbit, drops like a stone

The Japanese rocket H3 failed to reach orbit on its maiden flight on March 6, 2023. The spacecraft and its payload, a JAXA satellite, were lost.