NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope secured atop rocket ahead of Dec. 24 launch (photos)

NASA’s next big space telescope just took another step toward its highly anticipated launch this month. On Saturday (Dec. 11), the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope was secured atop the Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket that will send it into the final frontier from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.  “After its arrival in the final … Read more

New documentary ‘Search for the Edge of Space’ is free on Magellan TV until Dec. 16

Thousands of years about the universe’s nature backdrop a documentary available for free on Magellan TV. The 42-minute special, “Search for the Edge of Space,” will be free until Thursday (Dec. 16), Magellan said in a press release. The documentary features the ongoing quest of observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope and the Vera C. … Read more

On This Day in Space! Dec. 9, 2006: 1st Swedish astronaut launches to the space station

On Nov. 10, 2013, Europe’s GOCE satellite fell to Earth. GOCE is short for Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer. Its mission was to map Earth’s gravitational field. GOCE did this for four years. Then it ran out of fuel.   Controllers weren’t sure where GOCE would fall back to Earth or linger in … Read more