SpaceX Sends NOAA’s DSCOVR On a Million-Mile Journey

Third time was definitely a charm today for SpaceX, NASA, and NOAA as the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket after two scrubbed attempts. Liftoff occurred at 6:03 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 11 into a clear sky as the Sun was setting – a truly picturesque backdrop for…

This Week in Space

Season 1, episode 23: SpaceX issues a financial challenge to the big space contractors, last shuttle launches slip, video diary from Mars 500 crew, IKAROS’ successful solar sail, kids discover Martian cave, John Glenn joins the save shuttle fray, Cassini takes a dip in Titan’s atmosphere, new Hubble images show star formation, extreme exoplanet weather,…

This Week in Space

Season 1, episode 22: Miles is back this week with a new way to track world shipping, Soyuz launch to ISS, former NASA admin Griffin has kind words about SpaceX’s Elon Musk, the results are in from Kepler’s first days of planet hunting, men locked up for 17 months to simulate Mars mission and a…

This Week in Space

New look inside shuttle, Falcon 9 causes UFO stir, Japanese Hayabusa returns from asteroid mission, Korean rocket explodes, and more… Provided by SpaceflightNow.com. (Can’t view the video above? Watch on YouTube here.)